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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A300

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
96×58×20 mm vs 95×60×29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
119 g vs 164 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.00 vs $199.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L32

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the L32's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Battery life
Much longer battery life
320 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              Coolpix A3000.8"
              L321.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              Coolpix A300119 g
              L32164 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix A300$99.00
              L32$199.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Coolpix A3008x
              L325x

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              Nikon Coolpix A300
              Coolpix A300
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              Nikon Coolpix L32
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