Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
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
 

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
Cheaper
$259.99 vs $435.10
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The best price we've seen is $175 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300:230 shots
              DSC-W690:220 shots
              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 ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $239

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $70 - $225

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $191

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $180

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $408

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              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