Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6 fps
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

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
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
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094x58x26 mm
              DMC-SZ558x104x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6300160 g
              DMC-SZ5136 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S63004s
              DMC-SZ58s
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $220

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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