Nikon Coolpix S100 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S100

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Canon PowerShot A2500

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
820k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x21 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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 resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
820k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 3.5x higher resolution 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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 0.8 fps
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7.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $120

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $200

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $70

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $226

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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