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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
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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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
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 Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
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"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S3100:4s
DSC-W620:2s
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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 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
5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Travel zoom

$138

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$79

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$92

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$93

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Compact

$250

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Macro focus Better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$160

Aperture Wider aperture
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Thickness Slightly thicker

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $98

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

Sony Cybershot W520

Compact

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

appearance

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
Nikon Coolpix S3100 Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
Nikon Coolpix S3100 Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

discussion

Nikon Coolpix S3100
Coolpix S3100
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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
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