Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
95x56x24 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$122.95 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
145 g vs 160 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
              S6300:94x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS:145 g
              S6300:160 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS:0.9"
              S6300:1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS:175 shots
              S6300:230 shots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS:8x
              S6300:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $211

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $138

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $93

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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