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

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Fujifilm FinePix JX350

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Fujifilm FinePix JX350

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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

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
 
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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 93x57x18 mm vs 94x55x23 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 1 f-stop 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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              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:$121.11
              S3100:$109.96
              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
              JX350:1.1 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 S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $360

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $200

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Travel zoom

              $59

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $240

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $485 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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

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