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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"
 

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
Lowest price Cheaper $86.95 vs $168.86
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (around 50% 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 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
              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"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              $110

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus VR-320

              Olympus VR320

              Travel zoom

              $104 - $129

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $92 - $138

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $399

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $83

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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