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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
460k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $107.00 vs $149.99
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
Weight Lighter 118 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
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 Common Weaknesses
              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:$107.00
              S3100:$149.99
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S4300:1s
              S3100:4s
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S4300:5 cm
              S3100:10 cm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $84

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $140

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $149

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              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
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              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

              appearance

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