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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
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)
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 220 shots
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $133.99 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Screen size Significantly 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 94x56x22 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 142 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S6300:94x58x26 mm
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6300:160 g
              DSC-W690:142 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300:230 shots
              DSC-W690:220 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6300:10 cm
              DSC-W690:5 cm
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $174

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $77 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $339

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $89 - $175

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $82 - $120

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $150

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $94

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $115

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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              Avatar for rohit jhanwar rohit jhanwar (6:30 AM, February 26, 2014)
              hiii.....i need a camera for regular purpose...very confused in selection....my budget is around 10k...need help