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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2600

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
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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"
              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

              $167

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $143

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Thickness Much thicker
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A450

              Canon PowerShot A450

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Olympus FE-5030

              Olympus FE5030

              Compact

              $139 - $227

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

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