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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix B600

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Nikon D3100

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
550 shots vs 280 shots
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Around 2x more shots per battery charge
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.9"
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Around 30% thinner
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Size
Slightly smaller
124×97×74 mm vs 122×82×99 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix B600$326.95
              D3100$329.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Coolpix B6003.9"
              D31002.9"
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Coolpix B6006,400 ISO
              D31003,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Coolpix B6009.7 MP
              D310014.2 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Coolpix B600921k dots
              D3100230k dots

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              Coolpix B600
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              D3100
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