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Canon IXUS 175

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Canon IXUS 175

£69.99
£30.00
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and low cost compact camera, good for portrait photography
91
Reviews
20 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
86
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20MP 8x Yes Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jan 2016
Nikon Coolpix S3700

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A relatively new and award winning compact camera, with very good features
87
Reviews
977 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Age
11 Months Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 20.1MP 8x Yes Mar 2017
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Mar 2017
Sony Cybershot DSC-W800

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A staggeringly cheap and classic compact digital camera, with good features
86
Reviews
997 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
64
Age
3 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 5x Yes Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jun 2014
Sony Cybershot DSC-W830

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Sony Cybershot DSC-W830

£99.99
£39.01
Our Verdict:
A very popular and bargain price compact camera, with an industry award and very good features
85
Reviews
996 Reviews + 1 Award
97
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
3 Years Old
85
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 8x Yes Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Dec 2014
Canon IXUS 175

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Canon IXUS 175

£69.99
£30.00
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and low cost compact camera, good for portrait photography
91
Reviews
20 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
86
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20MP 8x Yes Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jan 2016
Nikon Coolpix S3700

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A relatively new and award winning compact camera, with very good features
87
Reviews
977 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Age
11 Months Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 20.1MP 8x Yes Mar 2017
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Mar 2017
Sony Cybershot DSC-W800

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A staggeringly cheap and classic compact digital camera, with good features
86
Reviews
997 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
64
Age
3 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 5x Yes Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jun 2014
Sony Cybershot DSC-W830

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Sony Cybershot DSC-W830

£99.99
£39.01
Our Verdict:
A very popular and bargain price compact camera, with an industry award and very good features
85
Reviews
996 Reviews + 1 Award
97
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
3 Years Old
85
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 8x Yes Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Dec 2014

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Reasons For

Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
14 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon IXUS 175 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera, and so do the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830. That's 3x bigger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (5x).

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.

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0.5 Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (as does the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800), whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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Larger Maximum Aperture Number
Canon IXUS 175 is 6.9 maximum aperture. That's 0.3 larger than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (6.6), 0.5 larger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (6.4) and 0.6 larger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (6.3).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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11% Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon IXUS 175 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 224mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 are both only 200mm maximum focal length digital cameras (24mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
The Canon IXUS 175 has a closest focusing distance of 0.01m, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 0.05m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.04m larger).

'Closest focusing distance' marks the minimum distance between the camera and the object being photographed in order to active a proper focus. Attempts to take photos closer than this distance may end up being blurry.

A closer focusing distance is helpful because it allows you to take extreme close-ups and shots of very small objects while still keeping sharp focus.

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1% Wider Field of View
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 1% wider than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (99%).

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

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PictBridge
The Canon IXUS 175 supports PictBridge, and so does the Nikon Coolpix S3700, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 does not.

'PictBridge' is a system that allows the camera to wirelessly connect directly to a printer, without needing to go through a computer connection first.

PictBridge allows users to print off photos far more easily and faster by printing directly from the device, rather than having to download the photos to a PC before printing.

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Histogram
The Canon IXUS 175 features histogram, but the Nikon Coolpix S3700 does not feature histogram.

A histogram is a graphical representation of the brightness levels across an image. It shows the image split into 3 broad brightness bands: 'shadow', 'midtone' or 'highlights', and the amount of pixels that fall into each band.

While it takes a while to gain the relevant knowledge, viewing the histogram for an image is a quick way of seeing whether any parts of the image you've just taken are over or under exposed, allowing you to modify the settings on the camera or your position to compensate in future shots.

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Wi-Fi
The Canon IXUS 175 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Nikon Coolpix S3700), whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 does not support Wi-Fi.

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better for Landscape Photography
The Canon IXUS 175 is better for landscape photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.
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Better for Everyday Photography
The Canon IXUS 175 is better for everyday photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.
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Better for Sports Photography
The Canon IXUS 175 is better for sports photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!
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Better for Wildlife Photography
The Canon IXUS 175 is better for wildlife photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.
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11 Reasons For
A Little Higher Megapixels
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a megapixels of 20.1MP (as do the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830), whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.1MP lower).

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.

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A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an optical zoom of 8x (as do the Canon IXUS 175 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830), whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (3x smaller).

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.

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12% Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm (as does the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830), however the Canon IXUS 175 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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A Lot Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 (as do the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830), however the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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PictBridge
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 supports PictBridge (as does the Canon IXUS 175), whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 does not support PictBridge.

'PictBridge' is a system that allows the camera to wirelessly connect directly to a printer, without needing to go through a computer connection first.

PictBridge allows users to print off photos far more easily and faster by printing directly from the device, rather than having to download the photos to a PC before printing.

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40 More Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 240, but the Canon IXUS 175 only takes 220 battery life, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 only takes 200 battery life and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 only takes 210 battery life.

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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Wi-Fi
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Canon IXUS 175, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 does not support Wi-Fi.

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), however the Canon IXUS 175 does not.

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a communication technology used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets.

Cameras with NFC tech installed will be able to easily send photos to smartphones or tablets without the need for wires.

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Better Brand
Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of 88.7%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 88.6% and Sony has an average rating of 87.5%.
Better Chip.de Review Score
Chip.de gave the Nikon Coolpix S3700 a review score of 55%, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better for Portrait Photography
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is better for portrait photography than the Canon IXUS 175, Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.
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11 Reasons For
1% Higher Megapixels
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera, and so do the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830. That's 0.1MP higher than the Canon IXUS 175 (20MP).

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.

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16% Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2 (as does the Canon IXUS 175), however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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50% Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200, and so do the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830. That's 1,600 higher than the Canon IXUS 175 (1,600).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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4MB Bigger Internal Memory
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (25MB) and 2MB bigger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (27MB).

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

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1% Higher Display Resolution
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830. That's 400 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 175 and the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (230,000 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Cheaper by £11
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 costs £10.95 less than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and costs £30.99 less than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
Much Better User Reviews
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, however the Canon IXUS 175 has an average rating of 89% (based on 19 reviews), the Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an average rating of 88% (based on 805 reviews) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has an average rating of 89% (based on 935 reviews).
Better for Landscape Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is better for landscape photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.
Read more Read less
Better for Everyday Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is better for everyday photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.
Read more Read less
Better for Sports Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is better for sports photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!
Read more Read less
Better for Wildlife Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is better for wildlife photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.
Read more Read less
12 Reasons For
Slightly Higher Megapixels
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has a megapixels of 20.1MP (as do the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800), whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.1MP lower).

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.

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A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has an optical zoom of 8x (as do the Canon IXUS 175 and the Nikon Coolpix S3700), whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (3x smaller).

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.

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60x Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has a digital zoom of 64x, however the Canon IXUS 175 and the Nikon Coolpix S3700 are both only 4x digital zoom digital cameras (60x smaller) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is only a 40x digital zoom digital camera (24x smaller).

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.

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12% Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm (as does the Nikon Coolpix S3700), however the Canon IXUS 175 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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A Lot Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 (as do the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800), however the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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A Bit Higher Display Resolution
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels (as does the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800), but the Canon IXUS 175 and the Nikon Coolpix S3700 are both only 230,000 pixels display resolution digital cameras (400 pixels lower).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Lighter
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 104g digital camera. That's 22g lighter than the Canon IXUS 175 (126g), 14g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (118g) and 5g lighter than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (109g).

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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Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
The average expert review score of the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is 68%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 65% (based on 3 reviews).
Better for Landscape Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is better for landscape photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.
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Better for Everyday Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is better for everyday photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.
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Better for Sports Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is better for sports photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!
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Better for Wildlife Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is better for wildlife photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.
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Reasons Against

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11 Reasons Against
Lower Megapixels
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix S3700, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (20.1MP).

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.

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15x Smaller Digital Zoom
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Nikon Coolpix S3700. That's 36x smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (40x) and 60x smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (64x).

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.

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3mm Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (25mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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1,600 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,600 lower than the Nikon Coolpix S3700, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (3,200).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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Lower Display Resolution
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Nikon Coolpix S3700. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (230,400 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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18% Heavier
The Canon IXUS 175 has a weight of 126g, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 118g digital camera (8g lighter), the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera (17g lighter) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 104g digital camera (22g lighter).

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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Only 220 Battery Life
The Canon IXUS 175 takes 220 battery life, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only takes 240 battery life.

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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Older by Over One Year
The Canon IXUS 175 is 14 months older than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Canon IXUS 175 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is 100% (based on 1 review).
Worse Brand
Canon digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.6%, but Nikon has an average rating of 88.7%.
Worse for Portrait Photography
The Canon IXUS 175 is worse for portrait photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.
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16 Reasons Against
15 Times Smaller Digital Zoom
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a digital zoom of 4x (as does the Canon IXUS 175), however the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera (36x bigger) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 64x digital zoom digital camera (60x bigger).

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.

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14% Larger Minimum Aperture Number
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a minimum aperture number of 3.7. That's 0.5 larger than the Canon IXUS 175 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (3.2) and 0.4 larger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (3.3).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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Moderately Smaller Maximum Aperture Number
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger), the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Nikon Coolpix S3700 is only 200mm maximum focal length, and so does the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830. That's 24mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 175 (224mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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4MB Smaller Internal Memory
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has an internal memory of 25MB, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera (4MB bigger) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 27MB internal memory digital camera (2MB bigger).

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

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1% Narrower Field of View
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a field of view of 99%, but the Canon IXUS 175 is a 100% field of view digital camera (1% wider).

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

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Moderately Lower Display Resolution
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels (as does the Canon IXUS 175), but the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 are both 230,400 pixels display resolution digital cameras (400 pixels higher).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Heavier
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 118g digital camera. That's 8g lighter than the Canon IXUS 175 (126g), 9g heavier than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (109g) and 14g heavier than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (104g).

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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£11 More Expensive
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 175 by £10 and more expensive than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 by £11.
Less Retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Nikon Coolpix S3700, whereas 6 sellers sell the Canon IXUS 175, 2 sellers sell the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and 2 retailers sell the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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Marginally Lower Expert Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S3700's average expert rating is only 65%, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830's is 68% (based on 5 reviews).
A Lot Lower User Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S3700's average user rating is 88%, however the Canon IXUS 175's is 89% (based on 19 reviews), the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800's is 100% (based on 1 review) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830's is 89% (based on 935 reviews).
Worse for Landscape Photography
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is worse for landscape photography than the Canon IXUS 175, Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.
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Worse for Everyday Photography
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is worse for everyday photography than the Canon IXUS 175, Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.
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Worse for Sports Photography
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is worse for sports photography than the Canon IXUS 175, Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!
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Worse for Wildlife Photography
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is worse for wildlife photography than the Canon IXUS 175, Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 and Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.
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10 Reasons Against
60% Smaller Optical Zoom
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon IXUS 175, the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (8x).

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.

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Smaller Digital Zoom
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 36x bigger than the Canon IXUS 175 and the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (4x) and 24x smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (64x).

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.

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8% Smaller Maximum Aperture Number
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Canon IXUS 175 (6.9), 0.2 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (6.6) and 0.1 larger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (6.3).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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0.04m Larger Closest Focusing Distance
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has a closest focusing distance of 0.05m, however the Canon IXUS 175 is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.04m smaller).

'Closest focusing distance' marks the minimum distance between the camera and the object being photographed in order to active a proper focus. Attempts to take photos closer than this distance may end up being blurry.

A closer focusing distance is helpful because it allows you to take extreme close-ups and shots of very small objects while still keeping sharp focus.

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A Little Heavier
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has a weight of 109g, but the Canon IXUS 175 is a 126g digital camera (17g heavier), the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 118g digital camera (9g heavier) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 104g digital camera (5g lighter).

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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Only 200 Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is 200, but the Canon IXUS 175 only takes 220 battery life, the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only takes 240 battery life and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 only takes 210 battery life.

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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Less Retailers
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is stocked by 6 sellers.
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
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Older by Over Two Years
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is 19 months older than the Canon IXUS 175, three years older than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and six months older than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830.
Worse Brand
Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.5%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 88.6% and Nikon has an average rating of 88.7%.
Worse for Portrait Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is worse for portrait photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.
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12 Reasons Against
4% Larger Minimum Aperture Number
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has a minimum aperture number of 3.3. That's 0.1 larger than the Canon IXUS 175 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (3.2) and 0.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (3.7).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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A Bit Smaller Maximum Aperture Number
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger), the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is only 200mm maximum focal length, and so does the Nikon Coolpix S3700. That's 24mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 175 (224mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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A Bit Smaller Internal Memory
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has an internal memory of 27MB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera (2MB smaller) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera (2MB bigger).

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

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30 Less Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is 210, but the Canon IXUS 175 only takes 220 battery life and the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only takes 240 battery life.

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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Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 does not support Wi-Fi, but the Canon IXUS 175 and the Nikon Coolpix S3700 support Wi-Fi.

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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£31 More Expensive
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 175 by £30, more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 by £20 and more expensive than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 by £31.
Less Retailers
Only 2 retailers sells the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830, whereas 6 retailers sell the Canon IXUS 175.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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Over Two Years Older
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is older than the Canon IXUS 175 by 13 months and older than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 by two years.
A Lot Lower User Review Score
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830's average user rating is 89%, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800's is 100% (based on 1 review).
Worse Brand
Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.5%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 88.6% and Nikon has an average rating of 88.7%.
Worse for Portrait Photography
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is worse for portrait photography than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.
When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.
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Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

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1 Award
Camera Labs: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has better expert reviews than the Nikon Coolpix S3700. The average expert reviews score for the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 is 68% based on 5 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 65% based on 3 reviews.
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Average User Rating

The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has the best user reviews out of the four digital cameras with an average review score of 100% based on 1 review. The Canon IXUS 175 and Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 have the second best user reviews each with an average review score of 89%. The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 88% based on 805 reviews.
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Average Brand Rating

Nikon and Canon have the best brand rating with an average brand rating of 88%. Sony has the second best brand rating with an average brand rating of 87% based on 24,034 reviews.
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Based on 45,838 reviews
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89

89

Based on 44,508 reviews
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88

88

Based on 24,034 reviews
Sony

88

88

Based on 24,034 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

The Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 has the greatest proportion of users recommending it. Out of 944 reviews, 84% recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-W830. 77.1% recommend the Nikon Coolpix S3700 and 0% recommend the Canon IXUS 175.

Date Released

Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
25 months old 11 months old Best 44 months old 38 months old

What are They Best Used For

Portrait Photography

When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.

Compare the best portrait photography cameras.

Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

Compare the best everyday photography cameras.

Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

Compare the best sports photography cameras.

Wildlife Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

Compare the best wildlife photography cameras.

Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

Minimum Aperture Number

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Weight

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.

Wi-Fi

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Best
Yes
Best
Yes
unknown
No

Specification

 
 
 
Picture Quality Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Camera Type
compact
 compact
compact
 compact
compact
 compact
compact
 compact
Megapixels 20MP
BEST
20.1MP 20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Sensor Size 1" 1" 1" 1"
Still Image Resolution
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Maximum Image Resolution
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Optical Sensor Size
2/3"
 2/3"
2/3"
 2/3"
2/3"
 2/3"
2/3"
 2/3"
Sensor Type
CCD
 CCD
CCD
 CCD
CCD
 CCD
CCD
 CCD
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels 20.5MP 20.48MP 20MP
BEST
20.5MP
Image Stabilizer Location
Lens
 Lens
Lens
 Lens
Lens
 Lens
Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 
 
 
Lens System Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Optical Zoom 8x
BEST
8x
BEST
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom 4x 4x 40x 64x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 3.2
BEST
3.7 3.2
BEST
3.3
Maximum Aperture Number 6.9
BEST
6.6 6.4 6.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 224mm
BEST
200mm Unknown - Click to provide data 200mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28mm 25mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
BEST
Aspherical Lens 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom 16x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups) Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom 32x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Focusing Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
single continuous
servo tracking
AI Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Face detection
Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
One Shot Focus AI Focus
multi point centre weighted
Multi Point Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
Face tracking spot
Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
single continuous
servo tracking
AI Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Face detection
Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
One Shot Focus AI Focus
multi point centre weighted
Multi Point Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
Face tracking spot
Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
single continuous
servo tracking
AI Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Face detection
Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
One Shot Focus AI Focus
multi point centre weighted
Multi Point Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
Face tracking spot
Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
single continuous
servo tracking
AI Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Face detection
Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
One Shot Focus AI Focus
multi point centre weighted
Multi Point Auto Focus Centre weighted Auto Focus
Face tracking spot
Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points 9
BEST
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Manual
Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Manual
Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Manual
Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
ISO Sensitivity
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
M Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 M
 Programme
Auto Manual
M Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 M
 Programme
Auto Manual
M Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 M
 Programme
Auto Manual
M Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 M
 Programme
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 1,600 3,200
BEST
3,200
BEST
3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 80
BEST
100 80
BEST
Light Metering
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
 Matrix
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
 Matrix
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
 Matrix
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
 
 
 
Shutter Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 4s
BEST
2s 2s
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Flash Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Flash Modes
Auto Manual
Flash on Flash off
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
man Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 man
 Pre-flash
Auto Manual
Flash on Flash off
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
man Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 man
 Pre-flash
Auto Manual
Flash on Flash off
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
man Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 man
 Pre-flash
Auto Manual
Flash on Flash off
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
man Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 man
 Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed 1s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
 
 
 
Video Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Video Resolution
1280 x 720 640 x 480
320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
1280 x 720 640 x 480
320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
1280 x 720 640 x 480
320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
1280 x 720 640 x 480
320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 25fps Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
BEST
30fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
MOV H.264
AVI M-JPEG
MJPEG AVI (MJPEG)
MP4 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MJPEG
 AVI (MJPEG)
 MP4
 AVC
MOV H.264
AVI M-JPEG
MJPEG AVI (MJPEG)
MP4 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MJPEG
 AVI (MJPEG)
 MP4
 AVC
MOV H.264
AVI M-JPEG
MJPEG AVI (MJPEG)
MP4 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MJPEG
 AVI (MJPEG)
 MP4
 AVC
MOV H.264
AVI M-JPEG
MJPEG AVI (MJPEG)
MP4 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MJPEG
 AVI (MJPEG)
 MP4
 AVC
Resolution At Capture Speed
1280x720@30fps 320×240@30fps
320x240@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
1280x720@30fps 320×240@30fps
320x240@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
1280x720@30fps 320×240@30fps
320x240@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
1280x720@30fps 320×240@30fps
320x240@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 320x240@25fps
 
 
 
Audio Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Audio Formats Supported
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 
 
 
Memory Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 25MB 29MB
BEST
27MB
Maximum Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MicroSD (TransFlash)
MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
microSD MS PRO Duo HS
MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MicroSD (TransFlash)
MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
microSD MS PRO Duo HS
MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MicroSD (TransFlash)
MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
microSD MS PRO Duo HS
MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MicroSD (TransFlash)
MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
microSD MS PRO Duo HS
MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Memory Slots 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Display Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
Display Diagonal 2.7" 2.7" 2.7" 2.7"
Field of View 100% 99%
BEST
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Display Resolution 230,000 Pixels 230,000 Pixels 230,400 Pixels
BEST
230,400 Pixels
BEST
Display
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT
Display Diagonal (metric) 6.8cm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Camera Canon IXUS 175 Nikon Coolpix S3700 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 Sony Cybershot DSC-W830
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Fluorescent Cloudy
Daylight Custom modes
Fluorescent H custom m
cus Incandescent
Flash Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 custom m
 cus
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Auto Tungsten
Fluorescent Cloudy
Daylight Custom modes
Fluorescent H custom m
cus Incandescent
Flash Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 custom m
 cus
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Auto Tungsten
Fluorescent Cloudy
Daylight Custom modes
Fluorescent H custom m
cus Incandescent
Flash Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 custom m
 cus
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Auto Tungsten
Fluorescent Cloudy
Daylight Custom modes
Fluorescent H custom m
cus Incandescent
Flash Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 custom m
 cus
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
Movie Mo
Auto Scene
Manual
 Movie
 Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Movie Mo
Auto Scene
Manual
 Movie
 Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Movie Mo
Auto Scene
Manual
 Movie
 Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Movie Mo
Auto Scene
Manual
 Movie
 Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Photo Effects
Vivid Muted
Negative film Sepia
Calm Skin tones
Skin
 Vivid
 Muted
 Negative film
 Sepia
 Calm
 Skin tones
 Skin
Vivid Muted
Negative film Sepia
Calm Skin tones
Skin
 Vivid
 Muted
 Negative film
 Sepia
 Calm
 Skin tones
 Skin
Vivid Muted
Negative film Sepia
Calm Skin tones
Skin
 Vivid
 Muted
 Negative film
 Sepia
 Calm
 Skin tones
 Skin
Vivid Muted
Negative film Sepia
Calm Skin tones
Skin
 Vivid
 Muted
 Negative film
 Sepia
 Calm
 Skin tones
 Skin
Self-Timer Delay
Maximum Playback Zoom 10x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
Trimming
 Trimming
Trimming
 Trimming
Trimming
 Trimming
Trimming
 Trimming
Camera File System
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
DPOF Exif
DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
DPOF Exif
DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
DPOF Exif
DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
DPOF Exif
DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Camera Playback
Movie Single image
Slide show Single
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single
Movie Single image
Slide show Single
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single
Movie Single image
Slide show Single
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single
Movie Single image
Slide show Single
 Movie
 Single image