Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix JX370 vs Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix JX350

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Fujifilm FinePix JX350

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JX350

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x55x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
130 g

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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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
93x57x18 mm vs 94x55x23 mm
Help
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 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
Help
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
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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
              JX350:94x55x23 mm
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JX350:130 g
              S3100:118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              JX350:0.9"
              S3100:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              JX350:$119.86
              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
              JX350:1.1 fps
              S3100:0.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $195

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              $109

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Samsung TL105

              Samsung TL105

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $178

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $239

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

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