Nikon Coolpix 3100
3.2 megapixels (effective); 3x optical zoom/4x digital zoom; auto focus only; program and manual exposure; JPEG format only; ISO range 80 - 320; 2 AA batteries; movie mode (no sound)
The Nikon Coolpix 3100 offers point & shoot simplicity in a very small package, making it a good choice for beginners or amateurs looking for an ultra-compact camera. Unlike Canon's Elph series, the 3100 accepts AA batteries, making it ideal for travelers and other photographers on the go. Though its manual controls are limited, it offers a variety of preset scene modes and a unique framing assist feature that helps beginners compose better photographs.