Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
5 cm

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Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm JZ100

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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)
Wide angle
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$55.00 vs $109.99
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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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
              JZ100100x56x24 mm
              S310093x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JZ100129 g
              S3100118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              JZ1000.9"
              S31000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              JZ100$55.00
              S3100$109.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              JZ1001.2 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              JZ1005 cm
              S310010 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              JZ1001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $79

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Travel zoom

              $101

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $107

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Compact

              $95

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix T400

              Fujifilm FinePix T400

              Travel zoom

              $59

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $147

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $81

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

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

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