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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

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
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 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 $126.95 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6300:10 cm
              DSC-W690:5 cm
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              S6300:1"
              DSC-W690:0.9"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300:230 shots
              DSC-W690:220 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S6300:6 fps
              DSC-W690:1 fps
              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 PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $138

              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

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $110

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $369

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $95 - $120

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $153

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $139 - $160

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

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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