Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS. Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$167.99 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (around 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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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 @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Significantly longer battery life
230 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S6300's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
94x58x26 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.7x smaller
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
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 306 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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More than 40% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX150 IS110 shots
              S6300230 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              S63003,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS12x
              S630010x

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $286

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $208

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $83

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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