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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
 
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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 Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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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
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        S3100:10 cm
        DSC-W620:5 cm
        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

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $90

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $107

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $98 - $108

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Compact

        Shutter lag Much 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

        $167

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Super zoom

        $284

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

        Compact

        $152

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier

        appearance

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