Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Nikon Coolpix L31
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

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

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

Cheaper by $85
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is $84.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-WX220.
Better selling
The Nikon Coolpix L31 ranks No. 4570 by number of sales, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 15339.
15 Reasons For
2.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel of 18.2MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.1MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an optical zoom of 10x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (5x smaller). Read more

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

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

16x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a digital zoom of 20x, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (16x smaller). Read more

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

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

Vastly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 lower).
Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 supports Full HD video, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Hugely higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 460,800 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,800 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an HDMI, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g digital camera. That's 55g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (105g). 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.

Ten more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-WX220 is 210.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 supports wi-Fi, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not support wi-Fi. Read more

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.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 supports near Field Communication (NFC), however the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not.
Available from 5 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

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

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Sony DSC-WX220 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 5x smaller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (10x). 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.

16x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 16x smaller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (20x). 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.

Significantly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 11,200 lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (12,800).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not support Full HD video, but the Sony DSC-WX220 does. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

230,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-WX220 does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a weight of 160g, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g 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.

Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210.00 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.

Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not support wi-Fi, however the Sony DSC-WX220 supports wi-Fi. Read more

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.

Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not support near Field Communication (NFC), however the Sony DSC-WX220 does.
Fewer sellers
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 7 shops. 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).
5 Reasons Against
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 100 minimum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
3x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 1s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (3s longer). Read more

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

$85 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX220 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L31 by $84.99.
Eleven months older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L31 by eleven months.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 15339 by sales volume, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 ranks No. 4570.

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
BEST
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 160
 1600
 Auto
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 80
 160
 1600
 Auto
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 12,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
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
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.6 0.2 - 3.7
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 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 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 460,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Antique
 Black&White
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
28.9mm 21.6mm
Width
96.4mm 92.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
160g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 210 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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