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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A810

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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
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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Size Significantly smaller 93x57x18 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.2"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 118 g vs 171 g
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More than 30% lighter
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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A810:0.8 fps
        S3100:0.7 fps
        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
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        A810:720p @ 25fps
        S3100:720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $88

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73 - $75

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $85

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $133

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $68 - $80

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $250 - $300

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $72

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A800

        Canon PowerShot A800

        Compact

        $108

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        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
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        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

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