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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 
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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 $100.00 vs $131.19
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (more than 20% 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:$100.00
              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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $205

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $107

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $89

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $284

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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