• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Nikon P330 advantages over Sony A5000

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A5000 advantages over Nikon P330

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Better color depth
    23.8 vs 21.0 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,089 vs 213 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.0 vs 11.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 420 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S100

Nikon P330
Canon S100
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dots on screen
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
Sony A5000
Canon S100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Nikon P330
Samsung NX1100
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Canon N100

Nikon P330
Canon N100
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A5000
Canon N100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon P340

Nikon P330
Nikon P340
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony A5000
Nikon P340
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Sony A5100

Nikon P330
Sony A5100
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
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