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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

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 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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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
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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 S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Movie format Records lower quality movies

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $89

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149 - $179

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $109

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $98

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $110

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347

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

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