Nikon Coolpix S3700 vs Sony DSC-W810

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Nikon Coolpix S3700
Sony DSC-W810

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
More total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.080000000000002MP more than the Sony DSC-W810 (20.4MP).
25% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Sony DSC-W810 (6x). 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.

11mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 200mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 189mm maximum focal length digital camera (11mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 25mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm shorter than the Sony DSC-W810 (26mm).
20 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (100).
50% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (2s). Read more

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

PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 supports pictBridge, however the Sony DSC-W810 does not.
240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

6 Reasons For
92% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 48x digital zoom digital camera. That's 44x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (48x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Slightly smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (29MB).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 400 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (230,400 pixels).
7g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a weight of 111g, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 118g digital camera (7g 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.

Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-W810 is 73%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 68% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 44x smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (48x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

A bit larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S3700 is 3.7 minimum aperture, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
16% smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (29MB).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-W810 (230,400 pixels).
7g heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 has a weight of 118g, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 111g digital camera (7g 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.

Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 only has an average expert score of 68%, but the Sony DSC-W810 has an average expert rating of 73% (based on 5 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Less total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 0.080000000000002MP less than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (20.4MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 6x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (6x). 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.

11mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 189mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a 200mm maximum focal length digital camera (11mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (26mm).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (100).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 2s. That's 2s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (2s). Read more

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

Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 does not support pictBridge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3700 supports pictBridge.
Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix S3700 only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-W810 is 22 months older than the Nikon Coolpix S3700.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.48MP
BEST
20.4MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
6x
Digital Zoom
4x 48x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.7 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
200mm
BEST
189mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm
BEST
26mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 36 4.6 - 27.6
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞, 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.02 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 400
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 3.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 2.8 0.4 - 6.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 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
Internal Memory
25MB 29MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
118g 111g
BEST
Height
58mm 55.5mm
Depth
20.1mm 20.9mm
Width
95.9mm 96.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 127g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL19 NP-BN
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
240 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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