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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

57

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

49

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x57x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 125 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

              Compact

              $116

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $236

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $91

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Panasonic Lumix FS50

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $379

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $99

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

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

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