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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix AX300 over the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

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Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm AX300

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Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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
Much better wide angle
26 mm vs 33 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
94×58×18 mm vs 93×60×28 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
  1. Sensor shift
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  1. 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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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1400s
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30% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$84.99 vs $150.11
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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$150.11
              S3100$84.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10.0 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
              AX3001.2 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              AX3001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              AX300
              1. Digital
              S3100
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S610

              Nikon Coolpix S610

              Compact

              $148

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $154

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $175

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $117

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

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