Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
570 ms shutter lag
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26. Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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Advantages of the Nikon S3100

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Size
Significantly smaller
93x57x18 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1.1"
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Around 40% thinner
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
Weight
Lighter
118 g vs 164 g
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Around 30% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26$99.99
              S3100$105.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10 cm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L261,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $129

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $189

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L16

              Nikon Coolpix L16

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $130

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $470

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker

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