Updated (February 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix JX350 vs Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix JX350

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3100

50

Fujifilm FinePix JX350

47

Runner-up

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 JX350

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×24 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
130 g

Items often bought with the Nikon S3100 or Fujifilm JX350

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

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm JX350

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the JX350's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
vs
  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
94×58×18 mm vs 94×56×24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
118 g vs 130 g
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Around 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1800s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$107.00 vs $137.16
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              JX35094×56×24 mm
              S310094×58×18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JX350130 g
              S3100118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              JX3500.9"
              S31000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              JX350$137.16
              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
              JX3501.1 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              JX3501,600 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
              JX350
              1. Digital
              S3100
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

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

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JX370

              Fujifilm FinePix JX370

              Compact

              $84

              Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $75

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Travel zoom

              $313

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              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 S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              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 - $197

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

              Nikon AW130

              Waterproof

              $249 - $297

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

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