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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (94×58×18 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm

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
3.0 cm vs 10.0 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
94×58×18 mm vs 95×62×30 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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$100.00 vs $198.00
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The best price we've seen is $98 cheaper (around 50% 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

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              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A8103.0 cm
              S310010.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A8101,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A810720p @ 25fps
              S3100720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $121 - $152

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $114

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $228

              Macro focus Significantly 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

              $160

              Macro focus Much 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

              $230

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $113

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $175

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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