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
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
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
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 Significantly cheaper $149.99 vs $370.00
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The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (2.5x less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$245

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $359

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$115 - $149

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$241

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$86 - $120

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Travel zoom

$134

Autofocus Video autofocus
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$90 - $129

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

appearance

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