Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Fujifilm FinePix AX300

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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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 93x60x27 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
168 g
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.00 vs $200.14
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AX300:1.2 fps
              S3100:0.7 fps
              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 L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $75 - $100

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Travel zoom

              $69

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Compact

              $109

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              $65

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $72

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

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

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