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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
 
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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
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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:$98.58
              S3100:$109.96
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A2200:0.9 fps
              S3100:0.7 fps
              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 PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $172

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $360

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Doesn't record movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $195

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $122

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $240

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $485 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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