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Advantages of the Nikon S630

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S630's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 37 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Size
Much smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 58×97×26 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX30's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 140 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S63058×97×26 mm
              DSC-WX3092×52×19 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              S630140 g
              DSC-WX30117 g
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              S6301"
              DSC-WX300.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S6306,400 ISO
              DSC-WX303,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6307x
              DSC-WX305x

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              Nikon Coolpix S630
              Coolpix S630
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