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

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High 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
 
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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

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        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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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $415 body only

        $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D810

        Nikon D810

        Pro DSLR

        $3,289 - $3,297 body only

        $4,890 - $5,187 with 24-70mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon D7100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,147 body only

        $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

        Autofocus Faster video autofocus
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $697 - $747 body only

        $629 - $847 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

        $625 body only

        $950 - $1,025 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

        $1,597 body only

        $1,997 - $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

        $2,297 body only

        $2,997 - $3,040 with 24-120mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Lens availability Fewer lenses available
        Size Larger

        Nikon Coolpix S3 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon 1 J3

        Nikon 1 J3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $340 with 10-30mm lens

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Olympus OM-D E-M10

        Olympus OM-D E-M10

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $550 - $699 body only

        $750 - $799 with 14-42mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Nikon 1 J4

        Nikon 1 J4

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $497 with 10-30mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P340

        Nikon Coolpix P340

        Pro digicam

        $347

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Nikon 1 V1

        Nikon 1 V1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $410 body only

        $460 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

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