Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Nikon Coolpix S3

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Nikon Coolpix S3

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3

Size
Really small
Super compact 90x58x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
132 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 110k dots
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More than 11x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 2.5"
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Around 30% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 15fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 4x more detail in your photos
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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Around 15x larger sensor
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.6 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S3

Size
Much smaller
90x58x20 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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10.6x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
132 g vs 675 g
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5.1x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 3"
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3.8x thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D300S

              Nikon D300S

              Pro DSLR

              $1,560 body only

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,997 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              GPS Has a GPS
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Nikon Coolpix S3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $333 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $490 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,047 with 10-100mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S600

              Nikon Coolpix S600

              Compact

              $466

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $145 - $149 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

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