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

Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix JX350

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Fujifilm FinePix JX350

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Runner-up

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 JX350

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

galleries

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)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.1 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 60% 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
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
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
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
              JX35094x55x23 mm
              S310093x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JX350130 g
              S3100118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              JX3500.9"
              S31000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              JX350$119.58
              S3100$109.99
              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
              JX3501.1 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              JX350Digital
              S3100Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              JX3501,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $270

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Compact

              $121

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Fujifilm FinePix JX370

              Fujifilm FinePix JX370

              Compact

              $70

              Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $272

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $126

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $78

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $120

              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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