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Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm JZ100

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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)
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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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              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
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

              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

              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $62 - $70

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $97

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $412

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $74 - $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

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

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