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

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Autofocuses shooting video
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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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

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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
Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
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
2.0 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
103x58x32 mm vs 111x61x38 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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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
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 4.2x
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More than 23x more zoom
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$194.99 vs $393.10
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The best price we've seen is $198 cheaper (2x 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
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 P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$280

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$237

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$159 - $207

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$327

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$150

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Larger
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$200

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Travel zoom

$90

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18

Travel zoom

$160

Autofocus Video autofocus
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F

Travel zoom

$135

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$167 body only

$513 with 5-15mm, 15-45mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$190 - $209

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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