Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$197.99 vs $223.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 10% 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)
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 96×59×21 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
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
              S430096×59×21 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S43000.8"
              WX500.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S4300139 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S43001s
              WX504s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S43006x
              WX505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $80

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $100

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $520 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              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 Cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $326

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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