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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Macro focus
Great macro
5 cm

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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
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
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
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.1 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$74.00 vs $109.99
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              S310093x57x18 mm
              DSC-W62098x56x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3100118 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S31000.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3100$109.99
              DSC-W620$74.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S31004s
              DSC-W6202s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S31000.7 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S310010 cm
              DSC-W6205 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              S3100Sensor shift
              DSC-W620None
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $358

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $127

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $147

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $111

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $156

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive

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