Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

Really small
Size
Compact 58x104x21 mm
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
136 g
 

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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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
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 1.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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-SZ5

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
58x104x21 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
136 g vs 160 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.99 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094x58x26 mm
              DMC-SZ558x104x21 mm
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010 cm
              DMC-SZ55 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S63003,200 ISO
              DMC-SZ51,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6300160 g
              DMC-SZ5136 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S63001"
              DMC-SZ50.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S63004s
              DMC-SZ58s
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              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
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $130

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $695 - $798 body only

              $1,135 with 45-150mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix Z37

              Fujifilm FinePix Z37

              Compact

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $385

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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