Canon PowerShot SX610 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S7000

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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a megapixel of 20.2MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixels Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a total megapixels of 21.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 16.76MP digital camera (4.34MP less).
Moderately smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 100 minimum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
11s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

1% wider field of view Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a field of view of 100%, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 99% field of view digital camera (1% narrower).
Hugely higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 922,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (462,000 pixels lower).
Histogram Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS features histogram, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 does not.
Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 270.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

7 Reasons For
A little bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20x, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only an 18x optical zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 3.4 minimum aperture. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (3.4).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 50mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (500mm).
84% bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 0.3m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.25m bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (0.3m).
1m bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 2m, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only a 1m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (1m smaller).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 6,400 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
30g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161g digital camera. That's 30g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (161g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 20x optical zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

11% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.8. That's 0.4 larger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (3.4).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only 450mm maximum focal length. That's 50mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (500mm).
Hugely smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 0.05m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.25m smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (0.3m).
Vastly smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a normal focusing range (tele) of 1m, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 2m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (1m bigger).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 191g digital camera. That's 30g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (161g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

11 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a total megapixels of 16.76MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 21.1MP digital camera (4.34MP more).
Moderately bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
25 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
3x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

1% narrower field of view Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a field of view of 99%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 100% field of view digital camera (1% wider).
Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (462,000 pixels higher).
Does not feature histogram Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 does not feature histogram, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS features histogram.
Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Nine months older
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS by nine months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
21.1MP
BEST
16.76MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.8 3.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
450mm 500mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 81 4.5 - 90
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/8 12/10
Combined Zoom
72x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.05 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.3m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1m 2m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 1.5 - 3.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.5 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100%
BEST
99%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Auto
 Program
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
BEST
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 BUL
 FIN
 POL
 HUN
 RUM
 PER
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 BUL
 FIN
 POL
 HUN
 RUM
 PER
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
191g 161g
BEST
Height
61mm 60mm
Depth
26.7mm 27.4mm
Width
105.3mm 99.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
191g 161g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH EN-EL19
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Formats
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
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