Nikon Coolpix W100 vs Sony DSC-QX10-B

Nikon Coolpix W100
Sony DSC-QX10-B

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
21s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 25s, however the Sony DSC-QX10-B is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (21s shorter). Read more

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

£57 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is £57 cheaper than the Sony DSC-QX10-B.
Available from 11 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
5 Reasons For
5.7MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B has a megapixel count of 18.9MP, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 13.2MP digital camera (5.7MP 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.

7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B has an optical zoom of 10x, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 3x optical zoom digital camera (7x 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.

11,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 lower).
25 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
8% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 165g digital camera. That's 12g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix W100 (165g). 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a megapixel count of 13.2MP, but the Sony DSC-QX10-B is an 18.9MP digital camera (5.7MP higher). 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.

Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has an optical zoom of 3x, but the Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 10x optical zoom digital camera (7x bigger). 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.

Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, whereas the Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 higher).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 177g digital camera. That's 12g heavier than the Sony DSC-QX10-B (165g). 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.

4 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 25s maximum shutter speed digital camera (21s longer). Read more

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

£57 more expensive
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix W100 by £57.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 shops sells the Sony DSC-QX10-B, however 14 retailers 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.
Seven months older
The Sony DSC-QX10-B is older than the Nikon Coolpix W100 by seven months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
13.2MP 18.9MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4896 x 3672
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4896 x 3672
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
 4896 x 3672
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixel Count
14.17MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
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 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.3 3.3
Lens Structure
6/5 9/7
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Focus
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 125
 160
 1600
 25
 80
 100
 200
 320
 800
 1000
 3200
 12800
 125
 160
 1600
 25
 80
 100
 200
 320
 800
 1000
 3200
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
25s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
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
 1440 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
Internal Memory
22MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
BEST
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
177g 165g
BEST
Height
67mm 61.8mm
Depth
38mm 30mm
Width
109.5mm 62.4mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
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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