Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.
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differences

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$143.96 vs $241.99
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The best price we've seen is $98 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
96×57×19 mm vs 94×58×26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
260 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
123 g vs 160 g
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More than 20% lighter
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094×58×26 mm
              DMC-FH896×57×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6300160 g
              DMC-FH8123 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $138

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $89

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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