• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 114.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S210 advantages over Nikon P7100

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $500 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    100g vs 395g
    Lighter weight

Nikon P7100 advantages over Nikon S210

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.08 vs 1.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 114 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    7 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    10.1 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 2000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Faster overall; Very good image quality; Generous 7.1x zoom range; Good controls; Tilting VGA LCD; RAW support.

  • Video limited to 720p24; Other cameras are still faster in some areas; LCD tilts only up or down, not side-to-side; Sub-command dial turns too easily.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus FE-320

Nikon S210
Olympus FE-320
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $180
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon P7100
Olympus FE-320
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $180
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S52

Nikon S210
Nikon S52
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon P7100
Nikon S52
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus FE-360

Nikon S210
Olympus FE-360
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $150
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Nikon P7100
Olympus FE-360
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $150
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon G11

Nikon S210
Canon G11
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P7100
Canon G11
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch

Compared to Nikon P7000

Nikon S210
Nikon P7000
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P7100
Nikon P7000
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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