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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
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 Cheaper $131.19 vs $200.33
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 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

              $107

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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $110

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

              Compact

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $89

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $284

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger

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