• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6300 advantages over Panasonic TS6

  • Less expensive
    $200 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    250 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    160g vs 214g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Panasonic TS6 advantages over Nikon S6300

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S6200

Nikon S6300
Nikon S6200
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic TS6
Nikon S6200
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon S6400

Nikon S6300
Nikon S6400
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic TS6
Nikon S6400
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon S6500

Nikon S6300
Nikon S6500
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic TS6
Nikon S6500
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon L32

Nikon S6300
Nikon L32
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
Panasonic TS6
Nikon L32
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Nikon S6300
Olympus TG-870
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-870
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
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