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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
460k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Screen size Significantly 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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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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
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S4300:1s
S3100:4s
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S4300:6x
S3100:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$82 - $120

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$152

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$109 - $120

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$75 - $126

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$76 - $110

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Compact

$95

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Compact

$63

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

appearance

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discussion

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