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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

62

Nikon Coolpix S6300

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Compact (94×58×26 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10.

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
Size
Significantly smaller
94×58×26 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 2.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 218 g
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Around 30% lighter
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops 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
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010.0 cm
              DMC-TZ103.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S63003,200 ISO
              DMC-TZ101,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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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              DMC-TZ1012x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier

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