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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

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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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

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        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"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $74

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Thickness Is thicker
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $300

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

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $100

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $119 - $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Smaller
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $168

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $80

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Thinner

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $101

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Travel zoom

        $141

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Size Significantly larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        appearance

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        discussion

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