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

Nikon Coolpix S3100

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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

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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 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
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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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:$122.23
              S3100:$119.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $404

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $293

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              $99

              Samsung WB700

              Samsung WB700

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $72

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $75 - $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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

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