Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Pentax Optio VS20

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
24 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 111x61x38 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 194 g vs 235 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Pentax VS20

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Zoom More zoom 20x vs 4.2x
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More than 23x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The VS20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $149.00 vs $396.69
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The best price we've seen is $248 cheaper (2.7x less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310:230 shots
VS20:200 shots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$294 - $429

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$236

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Has a built-in GPS
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$285

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$197 - $227

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$230 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$276

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$90 - $107

Focus points Many more focus points
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340

Travel zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability
Zoom Less zoom
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$368

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$425

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

appearance

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discussion

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