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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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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 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$133.50 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $136 cheaper (2x less)
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010.0 cm
              DSC-W6905.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300230 shots
              DSC-W690220 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              $118 - $128

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

              Compact

              $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $261

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger

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