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 megapixels 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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
0.45m bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.5m, but the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 0.05m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.45m smaller).
75% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200. That's 2,400 higher than the Sony DSC-W810 (800).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 80 minimum ISO speed. That's 20 smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (100).
Longer slowest 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.
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-W810 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.

10 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an image stabilizer, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have 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.

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.

Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a digital zoom of 48x, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (44x smaller). 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.

26mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 156mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 26mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (156mm).
Bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 1m, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 0.8m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (0.2m smaller).
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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera, 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.

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 9 reviews, the Sony DSC-W810 has an average user review score of 84%, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 has an average rating of 77% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Sony DSC-W810 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.

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.

11x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 44x smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (48x). 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.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 130mm maximum focal length, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 156mm maximum focal length digital camera (26mm longer).
25% smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 0.8m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 0.2m smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (1m).
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 (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. 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.

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 84% (based on 9 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
0.080000000000002MP less total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 20.48MP digital camera (0.080000000000002MP more).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is 3.5 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 larger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (3.5).
Smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 0.05m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.45m smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (0.05m).
3x lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is only 800 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (2,400 higher).
20 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
2s shorter slowest 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.
Fifty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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.

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Over one year older
The Sony DSC-W810 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 by 13 months.

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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
20.4MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 6x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 48x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm 156mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm 26mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.6 - 27.6
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 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.8m 1m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200
BEST
800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 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

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
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 2 1 - 1.74
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4 0.4 - 3.2

Video

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

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Internal Memory
25MB 29MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
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
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1ms
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL19 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.67h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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 (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
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
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

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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