Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 over the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

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Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3100

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Slightly smaller
94×58×18 mm vs 98×56×20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$84.99 vs $115.98
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W620

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S310094×58×18 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3100118 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S31000.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3100$84.99
              DSC-W620$115.98
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S31004s
              DSC-W6202s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S310010.0 cm
              DSC-W6205.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S31000.7 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              S3100
              1. Sensor shift
              DSC-W620None
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $117

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $175

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $145

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $155

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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