Updated (June 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 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

Large sensor
Sensor size
1" 13.2x8.8mm
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Great image quality
Overall image quality
66.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
99

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-RX100 or Nikon P310

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Macro focus
Significantly 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
103×58×32 mm vs 102×58×36 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 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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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
Focus points Many focus points Help
P31099
DSC-RX10025
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-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
P310103×58×32 mm
DSC-RX100102×58×36 mm
Weight Light weight Help
P310194 g
DSC-RX100213 g
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P3103,200 ISO
DSC-RX1006,400 ISO
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
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 significantly fewer focus points
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Has way more more zoom
GPS Has a built-in GPS
Light sensitivity (boost) Much lower boost light sensitivity
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$330

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Color depth Has significantly less color depth

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Focus points Many fewer focus points
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 P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
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 AW130

Nikon AW130

Waterproof

$260 - $297

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Weight Heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Weight Significantly heavier
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Travel zoom

$328 - $394

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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
Size Much larger

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