Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
820k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the A2500's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 125 g vs 138 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 2.7"
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Around 30% larger screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 820k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 3.5x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 0.8 fps
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7.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A2500:98x56x21 mm
        S100:99x65x18 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        A2500:0.8"
        S100:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        A2500:125 g
        S100:138 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        A2500:220 shots
        S100:150 shots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $102

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $152

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $175

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $87

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Weight Slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $640 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $155

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Travel zoom

        $155

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Compact

        $170 - $210

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        appearance

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        discussion

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