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Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
23
Overall
31
Nikon Coolpix S3100 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Nikon S3100
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 118g - 94 x 58 x 18mm
  • Announced February 2011
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Launched September 2010
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Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 Overview

Below, we are looking at the Nikon S3100 versus Nikon S80, both Ultracompact cameras and both of them are built by Nikon. The resolution of the S3100 (14MP) and the S80 (14MP) is fairly close and they come with the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S3100 was introduced 6 months after the S80 so they are of a similar age. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the S3100 scores versus the S80 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S3100 over the Nikon S80

 S3100 S80 

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Nikon S3100

 S80 S3100 
Display dimension3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution819k230kClearer display (+589k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon S3100 and Nikon S80

 S3100 S80 
LaunchedFebruary 2011September 2010Same age
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera often, you will need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Nikon S3100 has got outer dimensions of 94mm x 58mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 118 grams (0.26 lbs) while the Nikon S80 has proportions of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the S3100 against the S80.

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S3100 and S80 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to envision the contrast in sensor sizes purely by researching a spec sheet. The image underneath will give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the S3100 and S80.

Clearly, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical resolution so you can expect comparable quality of images but you really should factor the age of the cameras into account.

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S3100 Portrait photography info
Nikon S80 Portrait photography info
33
decent megapixels (14MP)
has face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
33
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon S3100 Street photography info
Nikon S80 Street photography info
48
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
63
image stabilization (Optical)
provides touch to focus
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S3100 Sports photography info
Nikon S80 Sports photography info
32
decent megapixels (14MP)
has tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
40
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.3 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
low battery pack (150 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S3100 Travel photography info
Nikon S80 Travel photography info
65
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
60
provides touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse recording
low battery pack (150 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S3100 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Landscape photography camera
33
reasonably wide (26mm)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
36
bigger than average screen (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
low battery pack (150 CIPA)
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S3100 Vlogging highlights
Nikon S80 Vlogging highlights
28
reasonably wide (26mm)
has face detect autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic port
30
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone socket
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Nikon S3100 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S3100 and Nikon S80
 Nikon Coolpix S3100Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S3100 Nikon Coolpix S80
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2011-02-09 2010-09-08
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 Expeed C2
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focus range 10cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 819k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT LCD OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.3 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.50 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 118 gr (0.26 pounds) 133 gr (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 94 x 58 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.7") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 photos 150 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL19 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD / SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch price $139 $191