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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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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $88.99 vs $131.19
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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:$88.99
              S3100:$131.19
              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"
              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 S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $235

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $175

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $118

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $243

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $387

              Macro focus Much 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

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

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              discussion

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