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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Size
Really small
Compact 100x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
129 g
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.01 vs $131.19
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (more than 20% 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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              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:$99.01
              S3100:$131.19
              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
              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 S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $103

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $372

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $284

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Much 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
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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