Canon SX610 HS vs Nikon Coolpix W100

Canon SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix W100

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
7MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a megapixel of 20.2MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 13.2MP digital camera (7MP 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.

6.93MP more total megapixels Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a total megapixels of 21.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 14.17MP digital camera (6.93MP less).
15x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 3x optical zoom digital camera (15x 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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
1,600 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).
45 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Canon SX610 HS is 80 minimum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Marginally larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

692,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon SX610 HS is 922,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (692,000 pixels lower).
6% lighter Edit
The Canon SX610 HS is a 167g digital camera. That's 10g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix W100 (177g). 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.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Canon SX610 HS supports near Field Communication (NFC), however the Nikon Coolpix W100 does not support near Field Communication (NFC).
2 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix W100 is 3.3 minimum aperture. That's 0.5 smaller than the Canon SX610 HS (3.3).
10s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 25s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is only a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (10s shorter). Read more

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

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
14% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon SX610 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.8. That's 0.5 larger than the Nikon Coolpix W100 (3.3).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Canon SX610 HS is only 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 25s maximum shutter speed digital camera (10s longer). Read more

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

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Five months older
The Canon SX610 HS is older than the Nikon Coolpix W100 by five months.
11 Reasons Against
Vastly lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a megapixel of 13.2MP, however the Canon SX610 HS is a 20.2MP digital camera (7MP 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 W100 has a total megapixels of 14.17MP, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is a 21.1MP digital camera (6.93MP more).
15x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has an optical zoom of 3x, however the Canon SX610 HS is an 18x optical zoom digital camera (15x 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Canon SX610 HS is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

17% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9, however the Canon SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon Coolpix W100 is only 1,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon SX610 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).
A lot bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Canon SX610 HS is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Four times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (692,000 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 177g digital camera. That's 10g heavier than the Canon SX610 HS (177g). 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.

Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 does not support near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the Canon SX610 HS supports near Field Communication (NFC).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
13.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 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
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
21.1MP
BEST
14.17MP
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
 Black
 Black
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x
BEST
3x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.8 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
450mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6/5
Combined Zoom
72x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞ 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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 125
 160
 1600
 25
 Auto
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 125
 160
 1600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200
BEST
1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/2EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/2EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 25s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 0.6 - 1.7
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.5 0.3 - 3.1
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 22MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.7

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Shuffle
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Shuffle
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
167g
BEST
177g
Height
61mm 67mm
Depth
26.7mm 38mm
Width
105.3mm 109.5mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6L/NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max)
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
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)
BEST
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
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