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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A1000

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Smaller
114×72×41 mm vs 114×78×95 mm
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2.5x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.7"
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2.3x thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Coolpix A1000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight
Lighter
330 g vs 541 g
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Around 40% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
8s vs 1s
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8x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix B500

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
600 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix B500's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$242.00 vs $476.95
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The best price we've seen is $235 cheaper (around 50% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              Coolpix A100024 mm
              Coolpix B50023 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              Coolpix A10008s
              Coolpix B5001s
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Coolpix A10006,400 ISO
              Coolpix B5003,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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              Coolpix A1000
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