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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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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)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2200:93x55x22 mm
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200:135 g
              S3100:118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2200:0.9"
              S3100:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$73.75
              S3100:$86.95
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A2200:0.9 fps
              S3100:0.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2200:4x
              S3100:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $99

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Doesn't record movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $83

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99 - $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $107

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

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

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