Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 91x52x17 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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
 
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 4x
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More than 6x more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.4 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W350

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W350's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size Significantly smaller 91x52x17 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 160 g
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Around 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S6300:4s
              DSC-W350:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $235

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $94 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $121

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $366

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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