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Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Sony DSC-W810

Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Sony DSC-W810

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Nikon Coolpix L330
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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
0.099999999999998MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

20x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an optical zoom of 26x, but the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 6x optical zoom digital camera (20x 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.

0.4 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (3.5).
68% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 585mm. That's 396mm longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (189mm).
3.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.5mm longer).
14MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an internal memory of 43MB, but the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 29MB internal memory digital camera (14MB smaller).
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
Nikon Coolpix L330 is 3" screen, but the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

229,600 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (229,600 pixels lower).
One hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony DSC-W810 only takes 200.00 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.

User reviews are better
Based on 245 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average review score of 92%, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 has an average rating of 84% (based on 9 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a digital zoom of 48x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 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.

0.6 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 111g digital camera. That's 319g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (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.

£179 cheaper
The Sony DSC-W810 is £178.91 cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix L330.
Available from 10 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 5 expert reviews, the Sony DSC-W810 has an average review score of 73%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average rating of 64% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Eleven times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 48x digital zoom digital camera (44x bigger). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L330 is only 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
75% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 430g digital camera. That's 319g heavier than the Sony DSC-W810 (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.

£179 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W810 by £178.91.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 stores sells the Nikon Coolpix L330, but 13 retailers sell the Sony DSC-W810. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is older than the Sony DSC-W810 by 13 months.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only 64%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-W810 is 73% (based on 5 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
0.099999999999998MP lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 20.2MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an optical zoom of 6x, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 26x optical zoom digital camera (20x 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.

0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (3.5).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 189mm. That's 396mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (189mm).
3.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.5mm shorter).
14MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an internal memory of 29MB, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 43MB internal memory digital camera (14MB bigger).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is only 2.7" screen, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (229,600 pixels higher).
One hundred and seventy less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix L330 only takes 370.00 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.

Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-W810 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 92% (based on 245 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

35 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 7152 x 1080
 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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x
BEST
6x
Digital Zoom
4x 48x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
585mm
BEST
189mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
26mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 104 4.6 - 27.6
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 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 - ∞c
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m
BEST
1m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 800
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
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
1s 2s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.5 1 - 3.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.4 - 6.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
BEST
 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
Internal Memory
43MB
BEST
29MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1ms
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
430g 111g
BEST
Height
76.3mm 55.5mm
Depth
83.3mm 20.9mm
Width
111.1mm 96.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g 127g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Battery Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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