Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Nikon Coolpix S6300

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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 WX50

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 160 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$110.00 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $159 cheaper (2.4x less)
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
240 shots vs 230 shots
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S63001080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094x58x26 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010 cm
              WX505 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $159

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $154

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $219

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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