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 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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 cm
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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
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
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
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
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$84.99 vs $112.00
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S310093x57x18 mm
              DSC-W62098x56x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3100118 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S31000.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3100$112.00
              DSC-W620$84.99
              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 cm
              DSC-W6205 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              S3100Sensor shift
              DSC-W620None
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $70

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $111

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $185

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $416

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $282

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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