• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 32.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-W130 advantages over Nikon S520

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    128 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 2000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S520 advantages over Sony DSC-W130

  • Lighter weight
    115g vs 151g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    154k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

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
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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 Samsung NV30

Sony DSC-W130
Samsung NV30
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Longer exposure
Nikon S520
Samsung NV30
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $279
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Sony DSC-S780

Sony DSC-W130
Sony DSC-S780
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S520
Sony DSC-S780
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony DSC-W120

Sony DSC-W130
Sony DSC-W120
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon S520
Sony DSC-W120
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SD1100 IS

Sony DSC-W130
Canon SD1100 IS
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S520
Canon SD1100 IS
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS3

Sony DSC-W130
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $149
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S520
Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
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