Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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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 A3300 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
510 ms vs 570 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
93x57x18 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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More than 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 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
118 g vs 149 g
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More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$112.00 vs $139.95
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3300 IS95x56x24 mm
              S310093x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              S3100118 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A3300 IS510 ms
              S3100570 ms
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $185

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $365 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $111

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $299

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

              Compact

              $499

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              Praveen kumar singh (5:13 PM, August 23, 2011)
              canon a3200  result is better then nikon s3100