Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the Sony WX50 or Nikon S6300

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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$140.00 vs $169.00
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 94×58×26 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
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
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094×58×26 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S63001080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6300160 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010.0 cm
              WX505.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300230 shots
              WX50240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $192

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $137

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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 L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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