Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Nikon Coolpix P310
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.7 f-stops)
Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Size
Smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 107×62×35 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Significantly lighter
194 g vs 254 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$397.81 vs $439.00
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 4.2x
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More than 23x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX20V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
320 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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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 compacts

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
DSC-HX20V1080p @ 60fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310$397.81
DSC-HX20V$439.00
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
P3101.3"
DSC-HX20V1.4"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$350 - $448

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$233

Size Is slightly smaller
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$333

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$265

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$424

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

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$319

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$292 - $348

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$180

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$198 - $228

Size Much smaller
Weight Much lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$350

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Zoom Less zoom

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
Nikon Coolpix P310 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

discussion

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