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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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 4x
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More than 6x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.4 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $134.00 vs $254.98
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (around 50% less)
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)
Size Significantly smaller 91x52x17 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Macro focus Much better macro capability 4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S6300:4s
              DSC-W350:2s
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $186

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $89 - $175

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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