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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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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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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        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"
        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 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
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $99 - $229

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Samsung PL120

        Samsung PL120

        Ultra compact

        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

        $80

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $168

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $90 - $100

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $90 - $115

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Sony NEX-F3

        Sony NEX-F3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $417 - $730 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $92

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Compact

        $250

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix L26

        Nikon Coolpix L26

        Compact

        $133

        Screen size Larger screen
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Size Significantly larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

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