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
Lens
 

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
Lowest price Cheaper $79.00 vs $144.99
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The best price we've seen is $66 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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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              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:$79.00
              S100:$144.99
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99 - $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot N

              Canon PowerShot N

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $500 with 9-27mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $305 - $429

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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