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

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
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

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

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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Slightly 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
Cheaper
$229.00 vs $396.80
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The best price we've seen is $168 cheaper (more than 40% 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
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

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
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

$347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$234

GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Higher true resolution
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 faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Travel zoom

$685

GPS Has a GPS
Wide angle Better wide angle
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
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
Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Travel zoom

$75 - $398

Screen size Much larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Weight Heavier
Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750

Travel zoom

$333

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$150

Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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