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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
Movie format
HD movies
720p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Super compact (98×56×20 mm)

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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
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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
94×58×18 mm vs 98×56×20 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
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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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
              S310094×58×18 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3100118 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S31000.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3100$100.00
              DSC-W620$93.88
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S310010.0 cm
              DSC-W6205.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S31000.7 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              S3100
              1. Sensor shift
              DSC-W620None
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

              $106

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Size Is slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $177

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $101

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $157

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $90

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier

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