• 1/3 inch 17.3mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S32 advantages over Canon 360 HS

  • Less expensive
    $97 vs $179
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 220 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Canon 360 HS advantages over Nikon S32

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 40 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    154k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.2 fps vs 4.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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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Compared to Nikon S31

Nikon S32
Nikon S31
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch
Canon 360 HS
Nikon S31
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Nikon S32
Canon 170 IS
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 360 HS
Canon 170 IS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Nikon S32
Canon 350 HS
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 360 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S33

Nikon S32
Nikon S33
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • $109
  • 1/3.1 inch
Canon 360 HS
Nikon S33
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon W100

Nikon S32
Nikon W100
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon 360 HS
Nikon W100
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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