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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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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recommendations

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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
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.7"
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
A2200:4x
S3100:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$73

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$75 - $126

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200

Compact

$99

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$165

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $400

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Super zoom

$265 - $298

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D1

Nikon D1

Pro DSLR

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$152

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
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
Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$76 - $110

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$109 - $120

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger

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discussion

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