Nikon Coolpix S2900 vs Sony DSC-W800

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Nikon Coolpix S2900
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3% more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.48MP more than the Sony DSC-W800 (20MP).
2% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (6.4).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 80 minimum ISO speed. That's 20 smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (100).
Longer slowest 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.

250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 250.00, but the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

90% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 36x 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.

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 (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is 230,400 pixels display resolution. 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.

Cheaper by £32
The Sony DSC-W800 costs £32.02 less than the Nikon Coolpix S2900.
25 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 expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-W800 is 70% based on 4 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 65% (based on 2 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-W800 is 85% based on 497 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 77% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Sony DSC-W800 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 36x smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (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.

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 (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. 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.

More expensive by £32
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is £32.02 more expensive than the Sony DSC-W800.
Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is stocked by 26 shops. 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.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S2900's average expert score is only 65%, however the Sony DSC-W800's is 70% (based on 4 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S2900's average user score is only 77%, however the Sony DSC-W800's is 85% (based on 497 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Less total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.48MP less than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (20MP).
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (6.4).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (100).
Shorter slowest 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.

Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-W800 is 200.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 only takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.48MP
BEST
20MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 5x
Digital Zoom
4x 40x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2 3.2
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.6 - 23
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.8m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 2 0.6 - 1.76
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4 0.4 - 3.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
BEST
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 12,60
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL19 NP-BN
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
250 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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