Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

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

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S3100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93x57x18 mm vs 96x59x21 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
118 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S4300:96x59x21 mm
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S4300:0.8"
              S3100:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S4300:139 g
              S3100:118 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4300:$120.00
              S3100:$112.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S4300:1s
              S3100:4s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S4300:5 cm
              S3100:10 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $120

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $100

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $114

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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