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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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 Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 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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        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
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $88

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $120 - $158

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $84 - $120

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $120

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $94

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Compact

        $115

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $91 - $110

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $138 - $250

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Weight Heavier
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $320 body only

        $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

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