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

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (94×58×18 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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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
vs
  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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$107.00 vs $129.95
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The best price we've seen is $23 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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$129.95
              S3100$107.00
              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
              JZ1005.0 cm
              S310010.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              JZ1001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F470 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix F470 Zoom

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix T400

              Fujifilm FinePix T400

              Travel zoom

              $90

              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 S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $86 - $90

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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