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Comparison of Nikon Coolpix S50 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 [S]ave

Nikon Coolpix S50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
ModelNikon Coolpix S50Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.nikonusa.com/https://www.sony.com/
Model numberS50DSC-S950
Camera formatUltra CompactCompact
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)9393
Width (mm)2124
Height (mm)5956
Weight (g)125135
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Sensor manufacturer-Sony SuperHAD
Effective megapixels (MP)7.2010.10
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.3 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7128.07
Sensor width (mm)5.766.17
Sensor height (mm)4.294.55
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)1.88-
Aspect ratio4:34:3, 16:9
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1024 x 768(0.8 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2592 x 1944(5.0 mp 4:3)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.301.00
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 320x240
Image Storage
Movie file formatQuickTimeMotionJPEG AVI
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Lens and Optics
LensZoom-Nikkor (12 elements in 9 groups)Sony lens; 7 elements in 6 groups
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)38.00 - 114.0033.00 - 132.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)9.002.00
Zoom ratio (x)3.004.00
Aperture range (f)0.24 - 0.300.18 - 0.40
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)30-
Optical image stabilization+-
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 22
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast Detect; 5-area auto, center, manual focus areaContrast detection, 9-area
Auto focus assist light+-
Manual focus-+
Focus peaking--
Eye-level viewfinder--
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)3.002.70
Rear display resolution (dots)230,000230,000
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Max playback zoom (x)10-
Iso settingsAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto iso mode-+
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
  • preset (custom)
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash
  • fluorescent 1
  • fluorescent 2
  • fluorescent 3
  • incandescent
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 41/2000 - 1
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modes224-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom)Multi-pattern
Program auto exposure-+
Aperture priority--
Shutter priority--
Full manual exposure--
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close up, MuseumSix scene modes
Self timer (s)
  • 3
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • and slow sync
  • anytime flash
  • auto
  • auto with red-eye reduction (in-camera red-eye fix)
  • flash cancel
  • auto
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • slow syncro
Flash range descriptionAuto ISO: 0.3 to 6m (W), 0.3 to 4.0m (T)SO Auto: Approx.0.5 - Approx.3.5m(W) / Approx.0.5 - Approx.1.5 m(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.0 m(W) / Approx.3.0 m(T)
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdh
  • ms duo
  • ms pro du
Dual card slots--
Included memory (MB)13-
Included memory typeInternal-
Built-in wi-fi--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 full (low) speed
Pictbridge compliant+-
Dpof compliant+-
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)3.18-
Camera penalizes early shutter press+-
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.301.00
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)-100
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.78-
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.99-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.25-
Startup time (s)3.70-
Play -> record time (s)2.50-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)6.00-
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)130-
Battery form factorProprietary EN-EL8Proprietary NP-BK1
Usable battery types
  • lithium ion rechargeable
  • lithium ion rechargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary EN-EL8 Lithium Ion rechargeable1 x NP-BK1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Included software
  • pictureproject
  • windows: picture motion browser vers 4.0 (mac not supported)
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
Notes and featuresSpecial Features: Optical Lens shift VR, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face-priority AF, D-Lighting, Pictmotion.-

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