Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

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.
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3100

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Slightly smaller
93x57x18 mm vs 98x56x20 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
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 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$90.00 vs $112.00
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The best price we've seen is $22 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              DSC-W620:98x56x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3100:118 g
              DSC-W620:116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S3100:0.7"
              DSC-W620:0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3100:$112.00
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S3100:4s
              DSC-W620:2s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S3100:10 cm
              DSC-W620:5 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S3100:0.7 fps
              DSC-W620:1.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $115

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $92

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $144

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $60

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $93

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107 - $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $104

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

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