Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Canon PowerShot S95 and Nikon Coolpix P500 are both the compact digital cameras which were paid much attention by people. The S95 is popular with people and sells well on the market, while the...

Canon PowerShot S95 and Nikon Coolpix P500 are both the compact digital cameras which were paid much attention by people. The S95 is popular with people and sells well on the market, while the P500 is a new compact hot camera which boasts many attractive features.

To know which is better or more suitable for you, a good method is to have a compare of them and understand them more clearly. On the one hand, Nikon PowerShot S95 is a popular compact digital camera and many people were not strange with it. It has 3648 x 2736 max resolution, 10.0 million effective pixels CCD sensor, 4x digital zoom, image stabilization and 0.9 fps continuous shooting rate. On the other hand, the new Nikon Coolpix P500 is a much more powerful camera. It boasts 4000 x 3000 max resolution, 12.0 million effective pixels BSI-CMOS sensor, 4x digital zoom and up to 8 fps continuous shooting rate. Besides, the P500 drives the 1080p HD video recording capability.

If you want to learn more information details about Canon PowerShot S95 and Nikon Coolpix P500, read on and get what you wanted in the following comparison table, which includes all camera parameters.

General Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Announce date Aug 18, 2010 Feb 8, 2011
Alias -- --
Weight (inc. batteries) 195 g (6.9 oz) 494g
Dimensions 100 x 58 x 31 mm (3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in) 116 x 103 x 84mm (4.6 x 4.1 x 3.3 in)
Street price -- --
Release status -- --
Format -- --
Summary 10.0 million effective pixels
23 MP/cm² pixel density
28 mm - 105 mm (3.7x) zoom lens
12.0million effective pixels
6.2 x 4.6 mm, 0.3 cm² (1/2.3")
22.5mm - 810mm (36.8x) zoom lens
Notes Features a Lens Control Ring that enables control of camera settings such as exposure compensation --
Sensor Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor manufacturer -- --
Sensor size 1/1.7 " (7.60 x 5.70 mm, 0.43 cm²) 1/2.3 " (6.18 x 4.55 mm, 0.28 cm²)
Pixel density 23 MP/cm² 43 MP/cm²
Sensor photo detectors 10.4 million 12.7million
Effective pixels 10.0 million 12.0million
Image Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Low resolution 3648 x 2048 2816 x 2112 2272 x 1704 1600 x 1200 640 x 480 320 x 240 4000 x 3000 3968 x 2232 3264 x 2448 2592 x 2944 2048 x 1536 1600 x 1200 1280 x 960 1024 x 768 640 x 480
Quality levels Fine, Normal --
Uncompressed format Yes, RAW No
Image ratio 4:3 16:9 4:3 16:9
ISO rating Auto 80 100 125 160 200 250 320 400 500 640 800 1000 1250 1600 2000 2500 3200 Auto 160 200 400 800 1600 2000 3200
Image stabilization Yes, Lens Yes, Senor- shift
White balance override 7 positions plus manual 5 presets plus manual
Lens shutter Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Zoom wide (W) 28 mm 22.5mm
Zoom tele (T) 105 mm (3.8 x) 810mm
Digital zoom Yes, 4x Yes, 4x
Auto focus AiAF TTL Contrast Detection
Manual Focus Yes Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm 50cm
Macro focus range 5 cm 10cm
Focal Length Multiplier -- --
Lens thread No --
Aperture Range F2.0 - F4.9 F3.5 - F5.7
Min shutter 15 sec 2sec
Max shutter 1/1600 sec 1/1500sec
Exposure compensation -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps +2 to +2 in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure metering -- --
Aperture priority Yes Yes
Shutter priority Yes Yes
Continuous Drive Yes, 0.9 fps Yes, 8 fps
Storage Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Storage types SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Include -- 102 MB
View Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Viewfinder None Electronic
LCD 3 " 3"
LCD Dots 461,000 921,000
Live View No Yes
Flash Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Built-in flash Yes, Pop-up Yes, Pop-up
External flash No No
Flash mode Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Flash range 6.5 m 8m
Output Interface Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
USB USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes Yes, Mini Connector
Wireless No No
Battery Specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Battery Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery
Extra specs Canon PowerShot S95 Nikon Coolpix P500
Movie Clips Yes, 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) Yes, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD 30fps), 1280 x 720p (HD 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Remote control -- No
Self-timer Yes, 2 or 10 sec, Custom Yes, 10 or 2 sec
Timelapse recording -- No
Orientation sensor -- --
GPS No No
 

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