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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 103x58x32 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight 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
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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 2 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 cm vs 2 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 Common Weaknesses
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
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
P310:2 cm
DSC-HX20V:1 cm
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DSC-HX20V:107x62x35 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $580

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$162 - $798

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $800

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $320

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $368

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is significantly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$165 - $227

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$292 - $300

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240 - $380

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347 - $694

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

$299

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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$550

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$368

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$350

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Zoom Less zoom
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Travel zoom

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$223 - $268

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Much lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$180

Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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discussion

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