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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2600

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

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        S2600:93x58x19 mm
        S3100:93x57x18 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        S2600:121 g
        S3100:118 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        S2600:0.8"
        S3100:0.7"
        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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $152

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        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 D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Olympus VG-120

        Olympus VG120

        Compact

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

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

        Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Compact

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $129

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $68 - $73

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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