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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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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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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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
94×58×18 mm vs 100×56×24 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 2 f-stops 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              JZ100100×56×24 mm
              S310094×58×18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JZ100129 g
              S3100118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              JZ1000.9"
              S31000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              JZ100$84.98
              S3100$84.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              JZ1005.0 cm
              S310010.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              JZ1001.2 fps
              S31000.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              JZ1001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $175

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $130

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $80

              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $114

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $117

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $109

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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