Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Nikon Coolpix S9300

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Size
Much smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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2.3x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Weight
Significantly lighter
117 g vs 215 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1.2"
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Around 40% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$178.00 vs $263.19
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 30% 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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S93001080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 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
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S93004.0 cm
              WX505.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $294

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen

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