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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

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
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)
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
A3300 IS:510 ms
S3100:570 ms
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
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

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
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$88

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$175

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$86

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200

Compact

$85

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Compact

$93

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Compact

$97 - $108

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Travel zoom

$81 - $180

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

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$79 - $126

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$86 - $120

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$110 - $150

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$76 - $110

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

appearance

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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