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Nikon Coolpix W100 vs Praktica Luxmedia Z250

Nikon Coolpix W100 vs Praktica Luxmedia Z250

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Nikon Coolpix W100
Praktica Luxmedia Z250

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels. That's 229,980 pixels higher than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (20 pixels).
220.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 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.

4 Reasons For
6.8MP higher megapixel Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a megapixel of 20MP, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 13.2MP digital camera (6.8MP 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.

2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has an optical zoom of 5x, however the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 3x optical zoom digital camera (2x 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 Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a digital zoom of 8x, but the Nikon Coolpix W100 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (6x 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.

48% lighter Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 120g digital camera. That's 57g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix W100 (120g). 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
52% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 13.2MP digital camera. That's 6.8MP lower than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (20MP). 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.

67% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (5x). 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 6x smaller than the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (8x). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a weight of 177g, however the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 120g digital camera (57g 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.

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3 Reasons Against
Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (229,980 pixels higher).
Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon Coolpix W100 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.

Eleven months older
The Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is older than the Nikon Coolpix W100 by eleven months.

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Best Design
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
13.2MP 20MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4160 x 3120
BEST
 4160 x 3120
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixels
14.17MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
International Protection (IP) Code
 IPX8
 IPX8
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 8x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26 - 130mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 6 groups / 6 elements

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 125
 160
 1600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 125
 160
 1600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/2EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/2EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
25s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (tele)
0.6 - 1.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 - 3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
22MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels
BEST
20 pixels
Display Diagonal (metric)
6.7cm Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Auto
Self-Timer Delay
5,10 10 sec, 2sec
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
177g 120g
BEST
Height
67mm 59mm
Depth
38mm 21.5mm
Width
109.5mm 100mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90%
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 0 °C

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Version
 4.1
 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Metering
Unknown - Click to provide data Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 steps in 1|3, 2|3 or 1 EV steps
Accessories Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Accessories included

Technical Details

Shooting Programs
Unknown - Click to provide data Landscape, portrait mode, party/indoor, backlight, night portrait, self-portrait, flowing water, food, fireworks, night scene, sports mode, sunset, candle, snow, soft skin, kids, love portrait
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Display Brightness Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display brightness control
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Built-in speaker, date/time stamp, Intelligent Scene Selector, D-Lighting technology, Panorama Capture, Time-Lapse recording
Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Mono
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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