Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix L31
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4ss. That's 3s longer than the Sony DSC-WX220 (1ss). Read more

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

Cheaper by $25
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is $24.95 cheaper than the Sony DSC-WX220.
11 Reasons For
2.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (2.1MP 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.

Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11 lower).
A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera. That's 55g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (105gg). 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.

Shorter Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 52.4mmmm tall, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 59.4mmmm tall digital camera (7mm taller).
7.3mm thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 21.6mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 28.9mmmm deep digital camera (7.3mm thicker).
Slightly narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 92.3mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 96.4mmmm wide digital camera (4.1mm wider).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-WX220 is 210 shots, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 only takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are vastly better
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average expert review score of 81%, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user review score of 89%, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 has an average rating of 84% (based on 124 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.1MPMP digital camera. That's 2.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (18.2MPMP). 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.

Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 11 lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (12,800).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels pixels).
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a weight of 160gg, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera (55g 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.

12% taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a height of 59.4mmmm. That's 7mm taller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (52.4mmmm).
Thicker Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is 28.9mmmm deep. That's 7.3mm thicker than the Sony DSC-WX220 (21.6mmmm).
5% wider Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is 96.4mmmm wide. That's 4.1mm wider than the Sony DSC-WX220 (92.3mmmm).
Only 200 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 takes 200 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

Fewer sellers
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is only stocked by 3 shops, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 7 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Expert review Rating is significantly Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 1ss maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 4ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (3s longer). Read more

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

$25 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX220 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L31 by $24.95.
Over one year older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L31 by 13 months.

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
20x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
26mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
6/5 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.6 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
17MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
160g 105g
BEST
Height
59.4mm 52.4mm
BEST
Depth
28.9mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
96.4mm 92.3mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
160g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 210 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
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