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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Size
Really small
Compact 93x60x27 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm AX300

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Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S3100

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 26 mm vs 33 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Size Smaller 93x57x18 mm vs 93x60x27 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S3100's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 118 g vs 168 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S3100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        10 cm
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        AX300:1.2 fps
        S3100:0.7 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $260 - $338

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

        Digicam

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $98 - $108

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $107

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Compact

        $89

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Super zoom

        $284

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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