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Advantages of the Canon A100

Size
Significantly smaller
110×58×37 mm vs 136×107×76 mm
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4.7x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
225 g vs 675 g
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3x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3"
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2.1x thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$271.57 vs $708.89
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The best price we've seen is $437 cheaper (2.6x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 1.5"
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More than 2x larger screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 1.2 MP
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Capture more than 19.5x more detail in your photos
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a through-the-lens viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/2000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The D7100's maximum light sensitivity is 8 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A100$271.57
              D7100$708.89
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              A100Tunnel
              D7100Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A100400 ISO
              D71006,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1002.5 fps
              D71006 fps

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