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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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 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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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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        S3100:0.7 fps
        DSC-W620:1.1 fps
        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

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        3D Captures 3D images
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $167

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A450

        Canon PowerShot A450

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Much larger
        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 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $121

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $169

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

        Ultra compact

        $366

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Weight Heavier

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