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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Aperture Much 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $78.99 vs $110.00
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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 Much 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
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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:$78.99
              S100:$110.00
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $84 - $120

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $74

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $80 - $87

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $114 - $169

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

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88 - $110

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $80

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $104 - $109

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $73

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $297 - $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $120 - $158

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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