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Advantages of the Nikon S5300

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 2.1"
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2.6x thinner
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1 fps
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7x faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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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Size
Much smaller
50×22×54 mm vs 97×58×21 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-W800's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 138 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S530097×58×21 mm
              DSC-W80050×22×54 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              S5300138 g
              DSC-W800125 g
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S53004s
              DSC-W8002s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S53001,600 ISO
              DSC-W8003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S53007 fps
              DSC-W8001 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S5300460k dots
              DSC-W800230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S53006x
              DSC-W8005x

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              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 Nikon Coolpix S5300
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 Nikon Coolpix S5300

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              Nikon Coolpix S5300
              Coolpix S5300
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              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
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