Difference and comparison between Canon Powershot S95 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Depends upon your priorities both cameras offer some features that can attract different users. If you want to save money then go for Nikon S9100 its an excellent camera however if you need more professional and advanced features
with more manual control then spend $100 more and purchase Canon S95

Similarities in Canon S95 and Nikon Coolpix S9100

  1. Both Cameras have same LCD size @ 3″
  2. Digital zoom 4x
  3. Manual focusing option is available
  4. Exposure compensation is same @ ±2 EV
  5. Lithium-Ion batteries

Difference / comparison between Canon PowerShot S95 VS Nikon COOLPIX S9100

Features Canon S95 Nikon S9100
Sensor Size 1/1.7″ 1/2.3
Aperture f/2.0 f/3.5
Resolution (Effective
Megapixels)
10 9.7
Optical Zoom 3.8x 18x
Image Stabilization Lens Sensor shift
Movie Resolution 720 @ 24fps 1080 @30fps
LCS Resolution 461k dots 921k dots
Flash Range 6.5m 4m
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Wide Angle 28mm 25mm
Macro Capability 5cm 4cm
Weight 193g 214g
Size 99x58x29mm 105x62x35mm

Conclusion

  1. Nikon S9100 is almost $100 cheaper than Canon S95 but still offers better zoom, 18x zoom is too good to capture nature if you are fond of it. If you make more movies in camera than it offers high resolution movies which can be views in big screen televisions easily. Its wide angle is slightly wider so better to take landscapes and group photos, it can take closer macro photos.
  2. Canon is $100 expensive however with Canon S95 you can take pictures like DSLR cameras in RAW format and it also supports shutter priority and aperture priority modes. Its sensor is bigger and its better in low light conditions due to the f/2.0 aperture.

Canon Powershot S95



Nikon Coolpix S9100