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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 $131.19
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (around 20% 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:$131.19
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4300:6x
              S3100:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $107

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260 - $338

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $284

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $139 - $147

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $93 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $149

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $89

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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