Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Nikon Coolpix S2600

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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.

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
  1. Sensor shift
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  1. 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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
94×58×18 mm vs 94×58×20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$84.99 vs $174.56
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (2.1x less)
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S260094×58×20 mm
              S310094×58×18 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S2600121 g
              S3100118 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S26000.8"
              S31000.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10.0 cm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S26001,600 ISO
              S31003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              S2600
              1. Digital
              S3100
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 S2

              Nikon 1 S2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $449 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $117

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $109

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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