Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Nikon Coolpix S7000
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (6.3).
Marginally smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 3.4 minimum aperture, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
85g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a weight of 161g, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera (85g 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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 94% based on 98 reviews, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86% (based on 187 reviews).
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 4.4MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20.4MP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (30x). 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.

482x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 486x digital zoom digital camera. That's 482x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (486x). 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.

Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (12,800).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 45 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (80).
87% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 26s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (30s). Read more

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

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels. That's 461,600 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (921,600 pixels).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210.00 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.

Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% based on 9 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 77% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.4MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (20.4MP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 20x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (30x). 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.

482x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 482x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (486x). 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.

Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 6,400 lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (12,800).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (80).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s shorter than the Sony DSC-HX60 (30s). Read more

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

461,600 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,600 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (921,600 pixels).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Sony DSC-HX60 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 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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Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 only has an average expert score of 77%, but the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 9 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-HX60 is only 6.3 maximum aperture. That's 0.2 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (6.3).
A little larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
85g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a weight of 246g, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161g digital camera (85g 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.

Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-HX60 is 13 months older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 94% (based on 98 reviews).

Awards

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.4MP
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
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5184 x 3456
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 5184 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 486x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
500mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 90 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 11/10

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
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 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 80
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 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash off
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 3.2 2 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 2.8 0.25 - 5.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
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
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
 AC3
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 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 Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
99% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 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
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
161g
BEST
246g
Height
60mm 63.6mm
Depth
27.4mm 38.3mm
Width
99.5mm 108.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
161g
BEST
272g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL19 NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 380 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
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)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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