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Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm JZ100

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the JZ100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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
Size Smaller 93x57x18 mm vs 100x56x24 mm
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Around 30% 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 129 g
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Around 10% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Weight Light weight Help
        JZ100:129 g
        S3100:118 g
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        JZ100:1.2 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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $92

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Compact

        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus VR-350

        Olympus VR-350

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $74

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Olympus VG-170

        Olympus VG-170

        Compact

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Larger screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73

        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $93

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Compact

        $250

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $160

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $137

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger

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