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

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
 

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 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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $128

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102 - $109

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $60 - $88

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $269

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $197 - $500

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $398 - $550 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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

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

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