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
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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.

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
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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Almost the same
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
Weight
Lighter
118 g vs 168 g
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Around 30% lighter
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$103.33
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AX3001.2 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              AX300Digital
              S3100Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S50

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $75

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $117

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

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

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $111

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $185

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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