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

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

60

Nikon Coolpix S6300

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

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

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 Cybershot DSC-WX9.

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
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
              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
              WX91080p @ 60fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094x58x26 mm
              WX994x56x19 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
              S63004s
              WX92s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010 cm
              WX95 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $343

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              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 - $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $219 - $227

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

              appearance

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              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              discussion

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