• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S1200pj advantages over Sony WX70

Sony WX70 advantages over Nikon S1200pj

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.6 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    114g vs 186g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Olympus TG-610

Nikon S1200pj
Olympus TG-610
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Sony WX70
Olympus TG-610
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon AW100

Nikon S1200pj
Nikon AW100
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Sony WX70
Nikon AW100
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Fujifilm XP50

Nikon S1200pj
Fujifilm XP50
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Sony WX70
Fujifilm XP50
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Manual focus
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Sony W650

Nikon S1200pj
Sony W650
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Sony WX70
Sony W650
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Sony WX50

Nikon S1200pj
Sony WX50
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Sony WX70
Sony WX50
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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