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
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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 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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom Much 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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $338.00 vs $370.00
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 10% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
921k dots
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
P310:2 cm
DSC-HX20V:1 cm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310:$370.00
DSC-HX20V:$338.00
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
DSC-HX20V:1.4"
Weight Heavy Help
P310:194 g
DSC-HX20V:254 g
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

$548

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$340

Weight Is slightly heavier
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $350

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$175

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
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
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
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$199

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$389 - $398

Zoom Much more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$319 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$230 - $328

Size Much smaller
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Travel zoom

$1,027

Lowest price Much more expensive

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discussion

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