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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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A810 over the Nikon Coolpix S3100.
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $86.95 vs $142.88
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The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A810:$142.88
              S3100:$86.95
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $99 - $109

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $128

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $250

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $177 - $199

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $294 - $429

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $89

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110 - $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $95 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $107

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

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