• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S800c advantages over Nikon W300

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    250 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon W300 advantages over Nikon S800c

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 140 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    5 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact body; Powerful zoom lens; Fast autofocus; Generous internal memory; Android operating system; Huge selection of available apps.

  • Strong division between camera, Android features; Lens defects at wide and tele; Issues with stability; Display hard to see outdoors; Poor battery life; Very limited burst shooting depth.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon S6300

Nikon S800c
Nikon S6300
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon W300
Nikon S6300
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Nikon S800c
Panasonic SZ8
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon W300
Panasonic SZ8
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S800c
Samsung WB50F
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Nikon W300
Samsung WB50F
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon S800c
Nikon AW120
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon AW130

Nikon S800c
Nikon AW130
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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