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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 S2600

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x58x19 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S2600

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
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
Size Slightly smaller 93x57x18 mm vs 93x58x19 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        S2600:93x58x19 mm
        S3100:93x57x18 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        S2600:0.8"
        S3100:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        S2600:121 g
        S3100:118 g
        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
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $93

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $92

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Compact

        $250

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $90 - $115

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Olympus VG-150

        Olympus VG-150

        Ultra compact

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Slightly smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $137

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger

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