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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A300

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Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 2.1"
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2.7x thinner
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
119 g vs 125 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W800

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W800's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
50×22×54 mm vs 96×58×20 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Coolpix A30096×58×20 mm
              DSC-W80050×22×54 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Very light Help
              Coolpix A300119 g
              DSC-W800125 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix A300$99.00
              DSC-W800$79.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              Coolpix A3004s
              DSC-W8002s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Coolpix A3001.1 fps
              DSC-W8001 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Coolpix A3008x
              DSC-W8005x

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              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

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              Nikon Coolpix A300
              Coolpix A300
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              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
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