Canon PowerShot A1100 IS (Green) comparison

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Canon PowerShot A1100 IS (Green)

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS (Green)
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S (Silver)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S (Silver)
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Price $369 at 1 store $129 to $179 at 12 stores $139 to $139 at 2 stores $15 to $98 at 3 stores $22 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 15 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 13 reviews
Release date February 23, 2009 August 21, 2013 August 20, 2012 March 19, 2010 March 02, 2007
The Bottom Line Aside from a couple performance quibbles, the Canon PowerShot A1100 IS provides a good point-and-shoot experience with great pictures as a result. If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets. Though it leaves out one fun, little shooting mode, the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way.

Basic specs

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Flash Memory 128 MB Flash - SD Memory Card
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Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color
Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.4 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.7 in x 1.2 in x 2.4 in
Info unavailable 4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.9 in
3.7 in x 0.9 in x 2.4 in
4.1 in x 1.5 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 4 x x Zoom lens - 6.2 mm - 24.8 mm - F/2.7-5.6
16 x x
16 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 80 mm - F/3.5-5.9
3 x x Zoom lens - 6.3 mm - 18.9 mm - F/3.1-5.9
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.6 mm - 46 mm - F/3.3-4.9
Optical sensor type CCD
CCD
CCD
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Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
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ISO 80
ISO 400
ISO auto
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ISO auto
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ISO auto
ISO 80
ISO 3200
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ISO auto
Memory storage capacity 128 MB
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Video capture AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
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iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
AVI - 640 x 480 -
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AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 640 x 480 -
QuickTime - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 848 x 480 -
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Digital zoom 4 x
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Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 5.5 oz
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4.3 oz
8.2 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
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Digital camera - Compact
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