Nikon Coolpix W100 vs Praktica Luxmedia Z250

Nikon Coolpix W100
Praktica Luxmedia Z250

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
8 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Nikon Coolpix W100 ranks No. 5983 by number of sales, whereas the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 ranks No. 600327.
9 Reasons For
6.8MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a megapixel count of 20MP, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 13.2MP digital camera (6.8MP lower). 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.

2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has an optical zoom of 5x, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 3x optical zoom digital camera (2x 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.

4,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 lower).
42MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has an internal memory of 64MB, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 22MB internal memory digital camera (42MB smaller).
48% lighter Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 120g digital camera. That's 57g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix W100 (120g). 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.

8mm shorter Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 59mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 67mm tall digital camera (8mm taller).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a depth of 21.45mm, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 38mm deep digital camera (16.55mm thicker).
9.11mm narrower Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a width of 100.39mm, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 109.5mm wide digital camera (9.11mm wider).
£59 cheaper
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 costs £49.99, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is £109.00.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
52% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 13.2MP digital camera. That's 6.8MP lower than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (20MP). 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.

67% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (5x). 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.

3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 4,800 lower than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (6,400).
Hugely smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 22MB internal memory digital camera. That's 42MB smaller than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (64MB).
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a weight of 177g, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 120g digital camera (57g 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.

12% taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a height of 67mm. That's 8mm taller than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (59mm).
Thicker Edit
Nikon Coolpix W100 is 38mm deep. That's 16.55mm thicker than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (21.45mm).
9% wider Edit
Nikon Coolpix W100 is 109.5mm wide. That's 9.11mm wider than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (100.39mm).
More expensive by £59
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is £59.01 more expensive than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250.
3 Reasons Against
Not as many stockists
Only 7 sellers sells the Praktica Luxmedia Z250, however 15 sellers sell the Nikon Coolpix W100. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Eleven months older
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is older than the Nikon Coolpix W100 by eleven months.
Worse selling
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 ranks No. 600327 by sales volume, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 ranks No. 5983.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
13.2MP 20MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5152 x 3864
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixel Count
14.17MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Maximum Waterproof Depth
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.6 - 23
Lens Structure
6/5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 125
 160
 1600
 25
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 125
 160
 1600
 25
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/2EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/2EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
25s Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Tele Flash Range
0.6 - 1.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.3 - 3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
22MB 64MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
6.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB

Camera

Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
177g 120g
BEST
Height
67mm 59mm
BEST
Depth
38mm 21.45mm
BEST
Width
109.5mm 100.39mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless LAN Type
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
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