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Advantages of the Nikon S6100

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Slightly smaller
98×58×27 mm vs 103×57×27 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
175 g vs 183 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S8000

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the S8000's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 7x
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More than 2x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3 fps vs 1.2 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Size Fairly small Help
              S610098×58×27 mm
              S8000103×57×27 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S61001"
              S80001.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6100175 g
              S8000183 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S61001.2 fps
              S80003 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S610028 mm
              S800030 mm

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