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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A300

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 5.7 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
96×58×20 mm vs 110×67×38 mm
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2.5x smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/3.2" 4.7x3.5mm
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More than 70% larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The Coolpix A300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.5"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
119 g vs 177 g
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More than 30% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W100

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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/3.3 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix W100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
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 digicams

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              Coolpix A300119 g
              Coolpix W100177 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              $99.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              Coolpix A3004s
              Coolpix W1001s
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              Coolpix A3001/1500s
              Coolpix W1001/2000s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              Coolpix A300240 shots
              Coolpix W100220 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Coolpix A3003,200 ISO
              Coolpix W1001,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Coolpix A3001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Coolpix W1001/3.2" 4.7x3.5mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Coolpix A3009.7 MP
              Coolpix W1005.7 MP
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

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