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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Compact (94×58×26 mm)
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 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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 WX9's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 94×58×26 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.99 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
              WX91080p @ 60fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094×58×26 mm
              WX995×56×20 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
              WX9139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S63004s
              WX92s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010.0 cm
              WX95.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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

              $184

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $133

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              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 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
              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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $255

              Screen size Smaller screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              $240

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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