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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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm

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
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
Weight
Lighter
118 g vs 171 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$112.00 vs $160.00
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (30% less)
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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

              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A810720p @ 25fps
              S3100720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $172

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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 A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $190

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $120 - $151

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $112

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $139

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $185

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $299

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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