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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/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix W100's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30

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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
  1. Lens
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.6 MP vs 5.7 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Size
Smaller
104×58×20 mm vs 110×67×38 mm
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2.3x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-TS30's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.5"
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Around 50% thinner
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs 1/3.2" 4.7x3.5mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
Weight
Slightly lighter
142 g vs 177 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
8s vs 1s
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8x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Weight Light weight Help
              Coolpix W100177 g
              DMC-TS30142 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix W100$109.00
              DMC-TS30$137.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              Coolpix W1001s
              DMC-TS308s
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              Coolpix W100220 shots
              DMC-TS30250 shots
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Coolpix W1001/3.2" 4.7x3.5mm
              DMC-TS301/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Coolpix W1005.7 MP
              DMC-TS309.6 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Coolpix W1001,600 ISO
              DMC-TS306,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Coolpix W1003x
              DMC-TS304x

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              Nikon Coolpix W100
              Coolpix W100
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