• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P330 advantages over Sony WX500

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony WX500 advantages over Nikon P330

  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 390 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    18.2 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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 WX500
Canon S100
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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 WX500
Canon N100
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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 WX500
Nikon P340
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony HX90V

Nikon P330
Sony HX90V
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony WX500
Sony HX90V
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony HX80

Nikon P330
Sony HX80
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony WX500
Sony HX80
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $338
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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