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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2600

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S2600 over the Nikon Coolpix S3100.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S2600

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Advantages of the Nikon S3100

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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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recommendations

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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S2600:$117.25
              S3100:$119.00
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $240

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $162

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $79 - $131

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $172

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $240

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

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

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