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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

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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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 $160.00 vs $418.00
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The best price we've seen is $258 cheaper (2.6x 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

$278 - $400

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
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $348

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$295

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$349

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Much larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Super zoom

$149

Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72

Ultra compact

$9,795

Aperture Wider aperture
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300 - $399

Autofocus Video autofocus
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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