Nikon S3500
Budget Compact Camera
vs Canon A2500
Budget Compact Camera

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX S3500

Best price $99
  • Higher sensor resolution 20.1 MP vs 16 MP
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Longer optical zoom 7.0× vs 5.0×
  • Better built-in flash range 13′ vs 10′
  • Better video capture 720p 30fps vs 720p 25fps
  • Faster continuous shooting speed 1 shots per sec vs 1 shots per sec
  • Has panorama image capture A2500 does not have panorama

What’s good about the Canon PowerShot A2500

Best price
$104
  • Smaller body size 7 in³ vs 8 in³
  • Has longer exposure available 15 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Has an HDMI port for photo playback S3500 does not have HDMI

What the Nikon S3500 and Canon A2500 have in common

  • Weigh about the same 4.6 oz vs 4.41 oz
  • Similar street prices $99 vs $104
  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • Similar viewscreen resolutions 230k dots
  • Both cameras are the same age March 2013 vs April 2013
  • Same viewscreen size 2.7″

What’s missing from both the Nikon S3500 and the Canon A2500

  • No HDR processing
  • No 3D capture
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No RAW capture
  • No hot shoe
  • No Wi-Fi
  • No flip out viewscreen

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