Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Sony DSC-W830

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Nikon Coolpix L31
Sony DSC-W830

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number 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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2, however the Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Hugely bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.5 - ∞m, but the Sony DSC-W830 is only a 0.05 - ∞m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.45m smaller).
50% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (2s). Read more

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

PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 supports pictBridge, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 does not.
Two number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a two number of batteries supported digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 only has one number of batteries supported.
16 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (20.1MP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (8x). 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.

88% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 32x digital zoom digital camera. That's 28x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (32x). 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.

70mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 200mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera (70mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (25mm).
47% bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 1.5 - ∞m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 0.7m bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (1.5 - ∞m).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,600 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (3,200).
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 27MB internal memory digital camera. That's 10MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (27MB).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 400 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (230,400 pixels).
56g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a weight of 104g, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 160g 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.

210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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.

Cheaper by $33
The Sony DSC-W830 is $33.36 cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix L31.
9 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 selling
The Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 2232 by number of sales, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 ranks No. 4570.
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

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

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (8x). 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.

28x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 28x smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (32x). 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.

70mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is only 130mm maximum focal length, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 200mm maximum focal length digital camera (70mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm. That's 1mm longer than the Sony DSC-W830 (25mm).
88% smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 0.8 - ∞m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 0.7m smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (1.5 - ∞m).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 1,600. That's 1,600 lower than the Sony DSC-W830 (3,200).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 17MB internal memory digital camera. That's 10MB smaller than the Sony DSC-W830 (27MB).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-W830 (230,400 pixels).
56g heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a weight of 160g, but the Sony DSC-W830 is a 104g 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.

Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 200.00, but the Sony DSC-W830 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.

More expensive by $33
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is $33.36 more expensive than the Sony DSC-W830.
Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Sony DSC-W830 is stocked by 11 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4570 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-W830 ranks No. 2232.
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 number Edit
Sony DSC-W830 is only 6.3 maximum aperture. That's 0.2 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (6.3).
Slightly larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Nine times smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.05 - ∞m, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 0.5 - ∞m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.45m bigger).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 2s. That's 2s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (2s). Read more

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

Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-W830 does not support pictBridge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 supports pictBridge.
Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Sony DSC-W830 is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 only has two number of batteries supporteds.
Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-W830 is 13 months older than the Nikon Coolpix L31.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 32x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm 200mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.5 - 36
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 8/7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (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 - ∞
BEST
0.05 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 160
 1600
 Auto
 50
 125
 200
 250
 320
 1250
 3200
 25
 80
 160
 1600
 Auto
 50
 125
 200
 250
 320
 1250
 3200
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.6 0.3 - 2.8
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MP4
 AVI
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

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
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Skin tones
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Trimming
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet
Languages Support
 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 (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 104g
BEST
Height
59.4mm 52.5mm
Depth
28.9mm 22.5mm
Width
96.4mm 93.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
160g 120g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
2
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4h
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

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

Networking

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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