Nikon Coolpix S100 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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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

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

Thickness
Thin
0.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2500.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S100.

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-stops)
Battery life
Significantly 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
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
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
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
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
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A250098×56×21 mm
              S10099×65×18 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              A25000.8"
              S1000.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2500125 g
              S100138 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
              A2500220 shots
              S100150 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A25001,600 ISO
              S1003,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

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

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $130

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $400

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $100

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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