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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A300

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Size
Smaller
96×58×20 mm vs 114×78×95 mm
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7.6x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 3.7"
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4.8x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
119 g vs 541 g
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4.5x lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.00 vs $242.00
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The best price we've seen is $143 cheaper (2.4x less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x 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 240 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix B500's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
39.1x vs 8x
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Around 24x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7.4 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix A300$99.00
              Coolpix B500$242.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              Coolpix A3004s
              Coolpix B5001s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Coolpix A3001.1 fps
              Coolpix B5007.4 fps
              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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