Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
460k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Weight
Light-weight
135 g
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A2200's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S4300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2200:93x55x22 mm
              S4300:96x59x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200:135 g
              S4300:139 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2200:0.9"
              S4300:0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$89.99
              S4300:$107.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $155 - $240

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $69 - $137

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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