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

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a megapixel count of 20.2MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 16MPMP 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.

21% more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a total megapixel count of 21.1MPMP, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 16.76MPMP digital camera (4.34MP less).
0.4 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.9, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
462 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (462 pixels lower).
Quite thinner Edit
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 26.7mmmm deep, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 27.4mmmm deep digital camera (0.7mm thicker).
Sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS takes 270 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

Available from 6 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
7 Reasons For
2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20xx, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only an 18xx 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.

12% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (3.4).
10% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 50mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (500mmmm).
3 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 lower).
Lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161gg digital camera. That's 30g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (161gg). 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.

Marginally shorter Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 60mmmm tall, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 61mmmm tall digital camera (1mm taller).
$59 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 costs $59.01 less than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an optical zoom of 18xx, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 20xx 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.

0.4 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 3.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (3.4).
12% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 450mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 50mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (500mmmm).
3 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 higher).
16% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 191gg digital camera. That's 30g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (161gg). 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.

Marginally taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a height of 61mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 60mmmm tall digital camera (1mm shorter).
$59 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 by $59.01.
Two months older
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 by two months.
8 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 20.2MPMP 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.

4.34MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MPMP, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 21.1MPMP digital camera (4.34MP more).
0.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Hugely lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (462 pixels higher).
Quite thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 27.4mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 26.7mmmm deep digital camera (0.7mm thinner).
Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 210 shots, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only takes 270 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

Less retailers
Only 13 stores sells the Nikon Coolpix S7000, whereas 19 retailers sell the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 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 Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
21.1MP
BEST
16.76MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

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

Focusing

Auto Focus
 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
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.05 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 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
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 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

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 4s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 1.5 - 3.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 99%
BEST
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Auto
 Program
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Scene Mode
 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
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 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
BEST
Depth
26.7mm
BEST
27.4mm
Width
105.3mm
BEST
99.5mm
Weight Including Battery
191g 161g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH EN-EL19
Maximum Battery Life
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
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

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Audio Recording Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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