Nikon Coolpix S30 (Blue) comparison

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Nikon Coolpix S30 (Blue)

Nikon Coolpix S30 (Blue)
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Nikon Coolpix L610 (Black)

Nikon Coolpix L610 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S (Silver)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S (Silver)
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Price $149 at 1 store $114 at 1 store $139 to $139 at 2 stores $15 to $98 at 3 stores $22 at 1 store
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    Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 13 reviews
Release date February 15, 2012 August 08, 2012 August 20, 2012 March 19, 2010 March 02, 2007
The Bottom Line The rugged Nikon Coolpix S30 is a simple, inexpensive point-and-shoot to keep poolside, and doesn't try to be anything more. Though nothing extraordinary, the Nikon Coolpix L610 is a decent entry-level compact camera that shoots slightly above its price. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets. Though it leaves out one fun, little shooting mode, the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way.

Basic specs

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Type LCD display - 2.7 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.4 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4 in x 1.5 in x 2.6 in
4.3 in x 1.3 in x 2.7 in
4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.9 in
3.7 in x 0.9 in x 2.4 in
4.1 in x 1.5 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 12.3 mm - F/3.3-5.9
14 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 63 mm - F/3.3-5.9
16 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 80 mm - F/3.5-5.9
3 x x Zoom lens - 6.3 mm - 18.9 mm - F/3.1-5.9
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.6 mm - 46 mm - F/3.3-4.9
Optical sensor type CCD
BSI-CMOS
CCD
Info unavailable CCD
Light sensitivity ISO auto (80-1600)
ISO 3200
ISO auto (125-1600)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO 80
ISO 3200
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Video capture AVI - 1280 x 720 -
AVI - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 640 x 480 -
QuickTime - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 848 x 480 -
QuickTime - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 640 x 480 -
QuickTime - 848 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
2 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Weight 7.5 oz
8.5 oz
8.6 oz
4.3 oz
8.2 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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