Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Canon PowerShot A810

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Canon PowerShot A810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon PowerShot A810. Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Cheaper
$109.99 vs $160.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A8100.8 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A810720p @ 25fps
              S3100720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A8101,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $115

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $228

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $147

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

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

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