Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Nikon Coolpix S7000
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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
16.76MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 16.76MP digital camera. That's 16.76MP more than the Sony DSC-HX60 (unknownMP).
A lot smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum aperture of 3.4, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 4.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.9 larger).
500mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum focal length of 500mm, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (500mm shorter).
Vastly bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 20MB internal memory digital camera. That's 20MB bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (unknownMB).
99% wider field of view Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 99% field of view digital camera. That's 99% wider than the Sony DSC-HX60 (unknown%).
7% shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 60mm tall digital camera. That's 3.6mm shorter than the Sony DSC-HX60 (63.6mm).
40% thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a depth of 27.4mm. That's 10.9mm thinner than the Sony DSC-HX60 (38.3mm).
Narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a width of 99.5mm. That's 8.6mm narrower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (108.1mm).
Cheaper by £48
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 costs £149.00, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is £197.00.
10 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 ranks No. 1545 by number of sales, but the Sony DSC-HX60 ranks No. 3040.
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 4.4MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20.4MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (30x). 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.

120x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera. That's 120x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (120x). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 129 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 129 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (129).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (12,800).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (80).
87% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 26s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (30s). Read more

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

Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (30fps).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,600 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (921,600 pixels).
380.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210.00 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.4MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (20.4MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 20x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (30x). 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.

Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (12,800).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (80).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s shorter than the Sony DSC-HX60 (30s). Read more

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

461,600 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,600 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (921,600 pixels).
Only 210.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 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.

8 Reasons Against
0.9 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a minimum aperture of 4.3, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.9 smaller).
6% taller Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a height of 63.6mm. That's 3.6mm taller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (63.6mm).
29% thicker Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 38.3mm deep. That's 10.9mm thicker than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (38.3mm).
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is 108.1mm wide. That's 8.6mm wider than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (108.1mm).
More expensive by £48
The Sony DSC-HX60 is £48 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
Fewer sellers
The Sony DSC-HX60 is only stocked by 8 retailers, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is stocked by 18 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Sony DSC-HX60 is one month older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3040 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 ranks No. 1545.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 129
Minimum Aperture
3.4
BEST
4.3
Maximum Focal Length
500mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 90 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure
12/10 11/10

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 80
BEST
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 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 3
Flash Range
0.5 - 2.8 0.25 - 5.6

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
99% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 246g
Height
60mm
BEST
63.6mm
Depth
27.4mm
BEST
38.3mm
Width
99.5mm
BEST
108.1mm
Weight Including Battery
161g
BEST
272g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL19 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 380 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h 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
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
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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