Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$90.00 vs $119.00
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3100:$119.00
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $404

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $148

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $115

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $72

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $75 - $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $75

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $120

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 30D

              Canon EOS 30D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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