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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

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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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$305 - $429

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$270

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
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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$230 - $249

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

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18

Travel zoom

$200

Autofocus Video autofocus
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $300

Autofocus Video autofocus
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$473 - $535

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Worse macro capability

appearance

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