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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

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Pentax Optio VS20

Pentax Optio VS20

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
24 ms shutter lag
 

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 cm vs 3 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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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 $553.33
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The best price we've seen is $393 cheaper (3.5x less)
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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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310:230 shots
VS20:200 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

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

$350

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 S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$239 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$139 - $150

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F

Ultra compact

$97 - $110

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Screen size Smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$70 - $88

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18

Travel zoom

$152

Autofocus Video autofocus
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$120

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Smaller screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

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