Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

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dducu New Member • Posts: 6
Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

I cannot decide which to buy. The Canon Powershot S110 or the Nikon Coolpix P330? They both do what i need and the price is close. Can anyone give me some good reason why i should not choose the Nikon Coolpix P330 ?

Thank you all

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marike6 Senior Member • Posts: 5,071
Re: Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

dducu wrote:

I cannot decide which to buy. The Canon Powershot S110 or the Nikon Coolpix P330? They both do what i need and the price is close. Can anyone give me some good reason why i should not choose the Nikon Coolpix P330 ?

I recently struggled with this same question and ended up choosing the P330 for the slightly better sensor (the same as the class leading 1/1.7" sensor found in the Nikon P7700 see DxOMark Sensor Ratings link below) and for the better quality LCD (920 K vs 460 K).

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings

Also, the S110 has removed the small grip strip on the front of the body (which the P330 has).  I was concerned that the S110 a bit slippery, less ergonomic without any place to rest my middle finger.

I'm extremely happy with the P330 in general and the IQ is excellent.  That said, I'm certain I would have also liked the S110.  But I'm a Nikon shooter, and not a touch screen fan.

Plus, I travel quite a bit and it was worth it to me to choose the camera with GPS (Canon removed GPS from the S series with the release of the S110).

Best of luck, and happy shooting, Markus

 marike6's gear list:marike6's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P330 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Nikon D800 Fujifilm X-E1 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +7 more
Eddaweaver Senior Member • Posts: 2,231
Re: Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

The Canon S100 is photographically identical to the Canon S110 and is a bit cheaper and has integrated GPS but no touchscreen.

The Fujifilm XF1 has a larger sensor than the S100 and P330 and is currently available for US$8 more than the P330.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonpowershots100/pool/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/fujixf1/pool/

If money isn't an issue you may like to consider the Sony RX100 but it is pricey.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_s100&products=canon_s110&products=nikon_cpp330&products=fujifilm_xf1&products=sony_dscrx100&sortDir=ascending

dducu OP New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

Thanks everyone, especially marike6. I jumped in and purchased the Nikon P330. Hope i will not be disappointed.

dducu OP New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

Finally bought the Nikon P330. My biggest mistake this year. Nice going Nikon.. with the crap power on button.

Eddaweaver Senior Member • Posts: 2,231
Re: Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

dducu wrote:

Finally bought the Nikon P330. My biggest mistake this year. Nice going Nikon.. with the crap power on button.

I read your other post. It's obviously either faulty or suffers from some kind of design flaw. If it was me I'd want to get a refund if possible.

The Canon S100 is available for US$329 and the Fujifilm XF1 for closer to $400.

PliSsK New Member • Posts: 9
Re: Decide between Canon Powershot S110 and Nikon Coolpix P330

Criticising the P330 on account of its power on button seems pretty petty if you ask me. You asked for input from community members but failed to even bother to describe what you didn't like about the power button.

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