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

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Nikon Coolpix S5200

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Nikon Coolpix S5200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S5200

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $54.99 vs $139.00
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The best price we've seen is $84 cheaper (2.5x 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)
Size Smaller 92x52x22 mm vs 98x58x51 mm
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2.8x smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 160 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              S5200:146 g
              DSC-WX80:124 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S5200:$54.99
              DSC-WX80:$139.00
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S5200:160 shots
              DSC-WX80:240 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S5200:6x
              DSC-WX80:8x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S5200:f/3.5
              DSC-WX80:f/3.3

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $440

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $259

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix S5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $139 - $147

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $140

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

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

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              discussion

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