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

38

Nikon Coolpix S5200

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S5200

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S5200

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" 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
Cheaper
$109.95 vs $158.00
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 30% 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 2 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
92x52x22 mm vs 98x58x51 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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S5200$109.95
              DSC-WX80$158.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S5200160 shots
              DSC-WX80240 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S52006x
              DSC-WX808x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $156 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $220

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $230

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $177

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $109

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $91

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $230

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $177

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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              Nikon Coolpix S5200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

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