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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 170 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.6
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix A100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
95×59×20 mm vs 100×58×23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
119 g vs 141 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.74 vs $158.32
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              ELPH 170 IS100×58×23 mm
              Coolpix A10095×59×20 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Very thin Help
              ELPH 170 IS0.9"
              Coolpix A1000.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 170 IS141 g
              Coolpix A100119 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              ELPH 170 IS$158.32
              Coolpix A100$99.74
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 170 IS0.8 fps
              Coolpix A1001.1 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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