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

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
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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
Lowest price Cheaper $126.95 vs $254.98
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The best price we've seen is $128 cheaper (2x 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)
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

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $269 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $138

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $110

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $180

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $139 - $160

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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