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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 115k dots
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More than 8x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix W300's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1 fps
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7x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W830

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Size
Much smaller
93×52×23 mm vs 112×66×29 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Weight
Much lighter
122 g vs 231 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$117.39 vs $338.95
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The best price we've seen is $222 cheaper (2.9x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Coolpix W300112×66×29 mm
              DSC-W83093×52×23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              Coolpix W3001.1"
              DSC-W8300.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              Coolpix W3001s
              DSC-W8302s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Coolpix W3007 fps
              DSC-W8301 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Coolpix W3005x
              DSC-W8308x

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              Coolpix W300
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