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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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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:$89.00
              S3100:$86.95
              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 A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $128

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $99 - $109

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $193 - $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Pro digicam

              $339

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110 - $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $95 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger

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