Updated (April 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Nikon Coolpix P310
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Really small
Size
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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)
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$368.99 vs $1,027.49
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The best price we've seen is $659 cheaper (2.8x less)
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-HX30V

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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-HX30V'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

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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
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
DSC-HX30V1080p @ 60fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. 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
Thickness Quite thick Help
P3101.3"
DSC-HX30V1.4"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Has much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Has much more zoom
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597 - $1,350

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$260

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$369

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

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

$328

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $227

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$314

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$399

Lowest price Much cheaper
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$213 - $298

Size Much smaller
Weight Much lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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