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Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-QX10

Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-QX10

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Nikon Coolpix S7000
Sony DSC-QX10

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20x, however the Sony DSC-QX10 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (10x 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.

A bit smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5, however the Sony DSC-QX10 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 250mm longer than the Sony DSC-QX10 (250mm).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 supports PictBridge, however the Sony DSC-QX10 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an HDMI, whereas the Sony DSC-QX10 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Built-in flash Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a built-in flash, however the Sony DSC-QX10 does not have a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

User reviews are a lot better
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, but the Sony DSC-QX10 has an average rating of 84% (based on 58 reviews).
3 Reasons For
2.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10 is an 18.9MP digital camera. That's 2.9MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (18.9MP). 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.

0.1 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10 has a minimum aperture number of 3.3, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
220.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-QX10 is 220.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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

4 Reasons Against
19% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Sony DSC-QX10 is an 18.9MP digital camera (2.9MP 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.

3% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 3.4 minimum aperture. That's 0.1 larger than the Sony DSC-QX10 (3.3).
Ten less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Sony DSC-QX10 only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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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7 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (10x). 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.

0.6 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (5.9).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-QX10 is only 250mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera (250mm longer).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sony DSC-QX10 does not have a built-in flash, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Older by six months
The Sony DSC-QX10 is six months older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Sony DSC-QX10's average user score is 84%, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

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hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Best of Year
teknokulis.com: Innovation
turkchip.com: Silver

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 18.9MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
 4896 x 3672
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixels
16.76MP 18.9MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
500mm
BEST
250mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 90 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 9/7
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 100
 800
 1000
 12800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 100
 800
 1000
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
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 4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Auto
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1440 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.5cm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 MPF
 DPOF
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 90g
Height
60mm 61.8mm
Depth
27.4mm 30mm
Width
99.5mm 62.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
161g 105g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL19 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 220 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4896 x 3672
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Formats
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
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