Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
142 g

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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
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 significantly 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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Almost the same
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
230 shots vs 220 shots
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Almost the same
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 Sony DSC-W690

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
94×56×22 mm vs 94×58×26 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
142 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094×58×26 mm
              DSC-W69094×56×22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6300160 g
              DSC-W690142 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6300$143.96
              DSC-W690$139.28
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010.0 cm
              DSC-W6905.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300230 shots
              DSC-W690220 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              S63001"
              DSC-W6900.9"
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $194 - $198

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $138

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $95

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly 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