Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

vs

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Really small
Size
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Many focus points
Focus points
99
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

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-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 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

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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
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
P310:2 cm
DSC-HX30V:1 cm
Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
DSC-HX30V:1.4"
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DSC-HX30V:107x62x35 mm

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
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $249

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 SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $404

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is significantly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $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
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$221

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
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

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

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

$350

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 L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$195 - $246

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Narrower aperture
Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Travel zoom

$80 - $314

Screen size Much larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Weight Heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$226 - $248

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Much lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$300 - $350

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

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