Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Panasonic Lumix FH10

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.5
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
260 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.5 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH8's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 96x57x19 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-FH8's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 123 g vs 160 g
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More than 20% lighter
Battery life Longer battery life 260 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $114.00 vs $164.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $300 - $405

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $220

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $158

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $214

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $130

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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