Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

48

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$178.00 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              S630094×58×26 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $121

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $148

              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

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S6700

              Fujifilm FinePix S6700

              Super zoom

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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

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

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