Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

59

Nikon Coolpix S6300

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact (94×58×26 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g

Items often bought with the Sony WX9 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 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$143.96 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (2x less)
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
Significantly 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
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)
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
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
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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
              WX995×56×20 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S63001080p @ 30fps
              WX91080p @ 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
              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
              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-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $198

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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