Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x57x18 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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 100x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$60.00 vs $119.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              JZ100:100x56x24 mm
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JZ100:129 g
              S3100:118 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              JZ100:$60.00
              S3100:$119.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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 L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $72

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $114

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Screen size Larger screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $80

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $62

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $75 - $88

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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