Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds
Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

Items often bought with the Nikon S4300 or Canon A2200

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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
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$127.99 vs $210.00
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S4300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A220094×56×23 mm
              S430096×59×21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              S4300139 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              S43000.8"
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              S43003,200 ISO
              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
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200None
              S4300
              1. Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $145

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $550

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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