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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

vs

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Many focus points
Focus points
99
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$329.95 vs $610.49
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The best price we've seen is $281 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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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
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
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
DSC-HX20V:1.4"
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

$498

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $399

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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$170 - $190

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

$237 - $360

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$347

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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$229 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$299 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$362

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Travel zoom

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$180 - $425

Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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