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

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
139 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
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
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $129.95
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
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
              A220093x55x22 mm
              S430096x59x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              S4300139 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              S43000.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$100.00
              S4300$129.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              S43006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $166

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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