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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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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)
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.99 vs $200.33
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 30% 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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3300 IS:95x56x24 mm
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A3300 IS:510 ms
              S3100:570 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $441

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A450

              Canon PowerShot A450

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

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

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