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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x35 mm
Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
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 Common Weaknesses
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
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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 Common Weaknesses
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"
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
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

$447 - $449

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
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$619 - $648

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$471 - $484

Zoom Has way more more zoom
GPS Has a built-in GPS
Light sensitivity (boost) Much lower boost light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $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

$200 - $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

$299 - $350

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 P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$295

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

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Travel zoom

$83 - $407

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Weight Significantly heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $448

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$799

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Size Much larger
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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