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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 
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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
Weight Lighter 118 g vs 164 g
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Around 30% lighter
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26:$129.00
              S3100:$131.19
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $387

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $143

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $84

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $106 - $132

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              appearance

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              discussion

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