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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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 Significantly 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
Weight Lighter 145 g vs 160 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $75.39 vs $134.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom Slightly more zoom 10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
              S6300:94x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS:145 g
              S6300:160 g
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $189

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $94

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $130 - $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $75 - $126

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $89 - $175

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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