Nikon Coolpix S2900 vs Sony DSC-W800

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Nikon Coolpix S2900
Sony DSC-W800

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.48MP more than the Sony DSC-W800 (20MP).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum focal length of 130mm, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (130mm shorter).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-W800 (2s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 19.8mm deep digital camera. That's 1mm thinner than the Sony DSC-W800 (20.8mm).
3% narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 94.5mm wide digital camera. That's 2.3mm narrower than the Sony DSC-W800 (96.8mm).
250.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 250.00, but the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

9 Reasons For
Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 40x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (40x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (30fps).
4MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (29MB).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 400 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (230,400 pixels).
10g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a weight of 109g, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 119g digital camera (10g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

6% shorter Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is 55.5mm tall. That's 3.1mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (55.5mm).
Cheaper by £31
The Sony DSC-W800 costs £30.99 less than the Nikon Coolpix S2900.
29 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-W800 is 86% based on 498 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 77% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (29MB).
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-W800 (230,400 pixels).
Marginally heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a weight of 119g, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera (10g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 58.6mm tall. That's 3.1mm taller than the Sony DSC-W800 (55.5mm).
More expensive by £31
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is £30.99 more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800.
Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is stocked by 30 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S2900's average user score is only 77%, however the Sony DSC-W800's is 86% (based on 498 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.48MP less than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (20MP).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (100).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is only 2s maximum shutter speed. That's 2s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (2s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

5% thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.8mm deep digital camera. That's 1mm thicker than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (20.8mm).
Wider Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 96.8mm wide digital camera. That's 2.3mm wider than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (96.8mm).
Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-W800 is 200.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 only takes 250.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by eleven months
The Sony DSC-W800 is eleven months older than the Nikon Coolpix S2900.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP
BEST
20MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 5x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 40x
Minimum Aperture
3.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
26mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.6 - 23
Lens Structure
6/5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 640 x 480
 640 x 480
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 AVI
BEST
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
25MB 29MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
119g 109g
BEST
Height
58.6mm 55.5mm
BEST
Depth
19.8mm
BEST
20.8mm
Width
94.5mm
BEST
96.8mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 125g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL19 NP-BN
Shot Per Battery Charge
250 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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