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Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 over the Nikon Coolpix S3100.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm JZ100

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Macro focus Much 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)
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $86.95 vs $112.44
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              JZ100:100x56x24 mm
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JZ100:129 g
              S3100:118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              JZ100:0.9"
              S3100:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              JZ100:$112.44
              S3100:$86.95
              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
              JZ100:1.2 fps
              S3100:0.7 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              JZ100:5 cm
              S3100:10 cm
              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

              $107

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $147

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $95 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $96 - $110

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung PL200

              Samsung PL200

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger

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