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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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 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

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

        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

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110 - $167

        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $89

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $80 - $88

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $95 - $120

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S570

        Nikon Coolpix S570

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $107

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot S300

        Canon PowerShot S300

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $849 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix L26 Nikon Coolpix S3100

        discussion

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