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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size Significantly 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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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
10 cm
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$88

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400

Compact

$68 - $80

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$73

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200

Compact

$99

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25

Compact

$93 - $119

Macro focus Much better macro capability
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$80 - $87

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $133

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$112

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Significantly larger
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$84 - $120

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$109 - $127

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$76 - $110

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

appearance

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discussion

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