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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

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

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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $56.61 vs $119.00
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (2.1x less)
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AX300:$56.61
              S3100:$119.00
              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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

              Compact

              $518

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $130

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix V10 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix V10 Zoom

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $418

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $65

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $172

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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