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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 101x58x35 mm
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
2 cm vs 5 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
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.95 vs $664.28
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The best price we've seen is $264 cheaper (around 40% 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
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
P310:921k dots
DSC-RX100:1,229k 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
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
DSC-RX100:1.4"
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
DSC-RX100:3.6x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm
Weight Very light Help
P310:194 g
DSC-RX100:213 g
Thickness Thin Help
P310:1.3"
DSC-RX100:1.4"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P310:4s
DSC-RX100:30s
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P310:3,200 ISO
DSC-RX100:6,400 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Color depth Has significantly less color depth
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
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $368

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is significantly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

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

$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 S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$266

Zoom Significantly more zoom
GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Macro focus Worse macro capability

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$619 - $648

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Significantly heavier
Size Slightly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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