Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Nikon Coolpix P310

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
103x58x32 mm vs 101x58x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
194 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Sensor size
Much larger sensor
1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
330 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$349.99 vs $393.01
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
P310921k dots
DSC-RX1001,229k dots
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
DSC-RX1001080p @ 60fps
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
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310$393.01
DSC-RX100$349.99
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
P3101.3"
DSC-RX1001.4"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P3104.2x
DSC-RX1003.6x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
P310103x58x32 mm
DSC-RX100101x58x35 mm
Weight Light weight Help
P310194 g
DSC-RX100213 g
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P3104s
DSC-RX10030s
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P3103,200 ISO
DSC-RX1006,400 ISO
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$237

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$329

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
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 faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$279

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$150

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$241 - $348

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$291 body only

$330 - $398 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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