• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S3100 advantages over Sony WX80

Sony WX80 advantages over Nikon S3100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 130 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • 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 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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 Pentax RS1000

Nikon S3100
Pentax RS1000
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony WX80
Pentax RS1000
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S4100

Nikon S3100
Nikon S4100
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Sony WX80
Nikon S4100
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony W620

Nikon S3100
Sony W620
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony WX80
Sony W620
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Sony W690

Nikon S3100
Sony W690
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony WX80
Sony W690
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Nikon S3100
Canon 140 IS
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony WX80
Canon 140 IS
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
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