Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

68

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

53

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

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

Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WX9's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 139 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 compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        S6300:4s
        WX9:2s
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $99 - $229

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Travel zoom

        $131

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $220

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Fujifilm FinePix T550

        Fujifilm FinePix T550

        Travel zoom

        $66 - $157

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $288

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $176

        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen

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