Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
370 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
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
 
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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
Size Significantly smaller 94x58x26 mm vs 103x60x33 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S6300's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 160 g vs 218 g
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Around 30% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
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
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ10

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 10x
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More than 40% more zoom
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        S6300:6 fps
        DMC-TZ10:2.3 fps
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S6300:10x
        DMC-TZ10:12x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $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

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Larger screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $188

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $94 - $120

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $471 - $484

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

        Travel zoom

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Travel zoom

        $220

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Travel zoom

        $376 - $441

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

        Panasonic Lumix TZ25

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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