Nikon Coolpix S2900 vs Sony DSC-W810

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Nikon Coolpix S2900
Sony DSC-W810

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
1% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.080000000000002MP more than the Sony DSC-W810 (20.4MP).
0.3 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
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-W810 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (2s). Read more

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

PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 supports PictBridge, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 does not support PictBridge.
Thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 19.8mm deep digital camera. That's 1.1mm thinner than the Sony DSC-W810 (20.9mm).
3% narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 94.5mm wide digital camera. That's 2.3mm narrower than the Sony DSC-W810 (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-W810 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
17% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an optical zoom of 6x, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (1x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

32% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 189mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 59mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (189mm).
14% bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an internal memory of 29MB, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 25MB internal memory digital camera (4MB smaller).
400 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (400 pixels lower).
8% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 111g digital camera. That's 8g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (111g). 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.

Marginally shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 55.5mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 58.6mm tall digital camera (3.1mm taller).
£21 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W810 costs £78.99, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is £99.99.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 5 reviews, the Sony DSC-W810 has an average expert review score of 73%, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 has an average rating of 65% (based on 2 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 8 reviews, the Sony DSC-W810 has an average user review score of 83%, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 has an average rating of 77% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 1x smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (6x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum focal length of 130mm, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 189mm maximum focal length digital camera (59mm longer).
4MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (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-W810 (230,400 pixels).
A bit heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a weight of 119g, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 111g digital camera (8g 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-W810 (55.5mm).
More expensive by £21
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is £21 more expensive than the Sony DSC-W810.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S2900's average expert score is only 65%, however the Sony DSC-W810's is 73% (based on 5 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S2900's average user score is only 77%, however the Sony DSC-W810's is 83% (based on 8 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
0.080000000000002MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MP digital camera (0.080000000000002MP more).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (3.5).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
2s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s longer). Read more

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

Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 does not support PictBridge, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 supports PictBridge.
Quite thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a depth of 20.9mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 19.8mm deep digital camera (1.1mm thinner).
2.3mm wider Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a width of 96.8mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 94.5mm wide digital camera (2.3mm narrower).
Fifty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

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One year older
The Sony DSC-W810 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 by one year.

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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
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP
BEST
20.4MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 6x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 48x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
130mm 189mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
26mm 26mm
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.6 - 27.6
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
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 2 1 - 3.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.4 - 6.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MP4
 AVI
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
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
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
119g 111g
BEST
Height
58.6mm 55.5mm
BEST
Depth
19.8mm
BEST
20.9mm
Width
94.5mm
BEST
96.8mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 127g

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 Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator
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
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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