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

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Pentax Optio VS20

Nikon Coolpix P310
Pentax Optio VS20

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

galleries

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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)
Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 111×61×38 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$165.04 vs $405.16
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The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (2.5x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Nikon P310.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
VS20200 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$177 - $197

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Travel zoom

$178 - $181

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$375

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$284

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$382

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$730 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Focus points Many fewer focus points

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$167

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Travel zoom

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$198

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom More zoom
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$181

3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F

Travel zoom

$115

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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