Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.95 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 96x59x21 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S4300:96x59x21 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S4300:0.8"
              WX50:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S4300:139 g
              WX50:117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S4300:1s
              WX50:4s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $79 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $157

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $408

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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