Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200. Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A2200's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S3100

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
93x57x18 mm vs 93x55x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S3100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
118 g vs 135 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $127.99
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A220093x55x22 mm
              S310093x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              S3100118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              S31000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$127.99
              S3100$100.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A22000.9 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200None
              S3100Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              S31005x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $74

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $132

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Compact

              $130

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix E550 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix E550 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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