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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Runner-up

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
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4300.

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
Significantly 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 $197.99
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The best price we've seen is $70 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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A22003.0 cm
              S43005.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              S43003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200None
              S4300
              1. Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $147

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,249 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

              Olympus PEN E-PL3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $219 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $100

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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