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 (94×58×18 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Size
Really small
Compact (93×60×28 mm)

Items often bought with the Nikon S3100 or Fujifilm AX300

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Fujifilm FinePix AX300.
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
Significantly 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
Slightly cheaper
$107.00 vs $156.33
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              AX30093×60×28 mm
              S310094×58×18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              AX300168 g
              S3100118 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AX300$156.33
              S3100$107.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AX3001.2 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              AX3001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 550WP

              Olympus Stylus 550WP

              Waterproof

              $205

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $148

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

              Compact

              $170

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $90 - $95

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon AW130

              Nikon AW130

              Waterproof

              $260 - $297

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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