• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S3100 advantages over Canon N2

  • Less expensive
    $140 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    118g vs 201g
    Lighter weight

Canon N2 advantages over Nikon S3100

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 130 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax RS1000

Nikon S3100
Pentax RS1000
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon N2
Pentax RS1000
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S4100

Nikon S3100
Nikon S4100
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Canon N2
Nikon S4100
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony W620

Nikon S3100
Sony W620
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon N2
Sony W620
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Nikon S3100
Panasonic SZ8
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon N2
Panasonic SZ8
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S3100
Samsung WB50F
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
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