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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 A3300 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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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)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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recommendations

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

$92

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$79

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200

Compact

$74

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$160

Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$90 - $115

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Compact

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus TG-630 iHS

Olympus TG-630 iHS

Waterproof

$149

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Compact

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Compact

$97

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Compact

$85

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Screen size Smaller screen

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$93

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
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 S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400

Compact

$137

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Significantly larger

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discussion

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