Nikon Coolpix S3100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

50

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

48

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (94×58×18 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
Size
Really small
Super compact (98×56×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the Nikon S3100 or Sony DSC-W620

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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
Help
Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Slightly smaller
94×58×18 mm vs 98×56×20 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
Help
20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
Help
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
Help
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
              Size Very small Help
              S310094×58×18 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              S3100118 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S31000.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3100$107.00
              DSC-W620$102.00
              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
              S310010.0 cm
              DSC-W6205.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $150

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $115

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $85 - $91

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $224

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $140

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $242

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier

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