Updated (January 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S5300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 vs Nikon Coolpix S5200

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

36

Nikon Coolpix S5200

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S5200

Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S5200

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$149.00 vs $184.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX80

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-WX80's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX80's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 160 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
92×52×22 mm vs 98×58×51 mm
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2.8x smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 2"
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2.3x thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
124 g vs 146 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              S5200146 g
              DSC-WX80124 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S5200160 shots
              DSC-WX80240 shots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S52006x
              DSC-WX808x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $117

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $152

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              discussion

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