Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Nikon Coolpix L31
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (6.3).
Marginally smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is 4ss maximum shutter speed. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (2ss). Read more

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

Two supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a two supported battery digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 only has one supported battery.
Cheaper by $78
The Nikon Coolpix L31 costs $78 less than the Sony DSC-W830.
14 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (20.1MPMP). 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.

20% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 20.5MPMP digital camera. That's 4.06MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (20.5MPMP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is an 8xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (8xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

70mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum focal length of 200mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 130mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (70mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (25mmmm).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 2 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (3,200).
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 27MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 10MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (27MBMB).
56g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a weight of 104gg, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 160gg digital camera (56g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

14% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a height of 52.5mmmm. That's 6.9mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (52.5mmmm).
29% thinner Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 22.5mmmm deep. That's 6.4mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (22.5mmmm).
Narrower Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is 93.1mmmm wide. That's 3.3mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (93.1mmmm).
210 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 takes 210 shots shots per battery charge, however 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.

Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-W830 is 70%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-W830 is 86%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 84% (based on 124 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Sony DSC-W830 (20.1MPMP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.44MPMP digital camera. That's 4.06MP less than the Sony DSC-W830 (20.5MPMP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 5xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (8xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

70mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a maximum focal length of 130mmmm, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (70mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (25mmmm).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 2 lower than the Sony DSC-W830 (3,200).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 17MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 10MB smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (27MBMB).
56g heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a weight of 160gg, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 104gg digital camera (56g 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.

Taller Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is 59.4mmmm tall. That's 6.9mm taller than the Sony DSC-W830 (52.5mmmm).
6.4mm thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 28.9mmmm deep digital camera. That's 6.4mm thicker than the Sony DSC-W830 (22.5mmmm).
Wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 96.4mmmm wide digital camera. That's 3.3mm wider than the Sony DSC-W830 (93.1mmmm).
Only 200 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 200 shots, but the Sony DSC-W830 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.

Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L31's average expert score is only 60%, however the Sony DSC-W830's is 70% (based on 6 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L31's average user score is 84%, however the Sony DSC-W830's is 86% (based on 614 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (6.3).
Slightly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 2ss. That's 2s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (2ss). Read more

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

Only one supported battery Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Sony DSC-W830 is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 only has two supported batteries.
More expensive by $78
The Sony DSC-W830 is $78 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L31.
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Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-W830 is 15 months older than the Nikon Coolpix L31.

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Date Released

21 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP 20.5MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
32x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.2
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length
130mm 200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
26mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure
6/5 8/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 50
 125
 200
 250
 320
 1250
 3200
 25
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 50
 125
 200
 250
 320
 1250
 3200
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
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
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 2
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.6 0.3 - 2.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MP4
 AVI
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 800 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 800 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Internal Memory
17MB 27MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Skin tones
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Trimming
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
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
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 104g
BEST
Height
59.4mm 52.5mm
BEST
Depth
28.9mm 22.5mm
BEST
Width
96.4mm 93.1mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
160g 120g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
2
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4h
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

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 - 200

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Optical Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2.3
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