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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"
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.99 vs $168.86
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              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 S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $104 - $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $75

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

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $300

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $105

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $92

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $250

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $133

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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