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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

57

Nikon Coolpix S6300

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (91×52×17 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
117 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6 fps
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 48 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350.

differences

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
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
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
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 4x
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More than 6x 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 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
4.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size
Significantly smaller
91×52×17 mm vs 94×58×26 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$228.00 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S630094×58×26 mm
              DSC-W35091×52×17 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S63004s
              DSC-W3502s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S630010.0 cm
              DSC-W3504.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $154

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger

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