Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Canon PowerShot A810

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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
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$112.00 vs $193.99
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124

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

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $90

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $108

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $90

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

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

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