Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix AX300

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Fujifilm FinePix AX300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Size
Really small
Compact 93x60x27 mm

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
Significantly 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1400s
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30% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AX300:$99.43
              S3100:$112.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10 cm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $60

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus FE-5020

              Olympus FE-5020

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $228

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $100

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $114

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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