Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2500 over the Nikon Coolpix S100.
 
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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
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
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500:$128.33
              S100:$145.99
              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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $140

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $89

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $167

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $140

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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              discussion

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