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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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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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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        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"
        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"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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 S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $101

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

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

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $80

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $96 - $100

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Canon PowerShot SD1000

        Canon PowerShot SD1000

        Ultra compact

        Size Smaller
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
        Olympus FE-190

        Olympus FE-190

        Compact

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Travel zoom

        $141

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Size Significantly larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $97

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger

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