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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
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
 
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 Slightly 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 Cheaper $165.00 vs $268.00
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The best price we've seen is $103 cheaper (around 40% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$329

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$225

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$228 - $300

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$257

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$327 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $498

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

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18

Travel zoom

$173

Autofocus Video autofocus
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$234

Aperture Much wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom Less zoom
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$779

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Travel zoom

$140 - $220

Autofocus Video autofocus
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$210 - $220

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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