Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

99

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Nikon Coolpix S3

34

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
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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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.6 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
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 765 g
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5.8x 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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D300S

        Nikon D300S

        Pro DSLR

        $1,700 - $1,908 body only

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 - $1,148 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 D7100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,155 body only

        $450 - $1,449 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

        $747 body only

        $695 - $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

        $1,257 body only

        $1,330 with 18-105mm 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

        $1,797 - $1,897 body only

        $2,297 - $2,397 with 24-85mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,799 body only

        $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

        Nikon Coolpix S3 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon 1 J3

        Nikon 1 J3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $339 with 10-30mm lens

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight 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
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot SD500

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Leica V-Lux 40

        Leica V-Lux 40

        Travel zoom

        $769

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Leica M8

        Leica M8

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Size Larger
        Weight Much heavier

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