Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Nikon Coolpix S2600

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2600

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
121 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S2600. Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $130.66
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S260093x58x19 mm
              S310093x57x18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S2600121 g
              S3100118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S26000.8"
              S31000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S2600$130.66
              S3100$100.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10 cm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              S2600Digital
              S3100Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S26001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $74

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $86

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $155

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix E550 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix E550 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Compact

              $130

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

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

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