Nikon Coolpix S3600 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Nikon Coolpix S3600
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Sony DSC-H300 (2x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

11% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (5.9).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2.2mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (27.2mm).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-H300 (2s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Cheaper by £49
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 costs £199.00, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is £248.29.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 74%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 60% (based on 1 review).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 83%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82% (based on 173 reviews).
4 Reasons For
27x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, but the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (27x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.7 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (3).
69% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 654mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 (954mm).
Moderately larger screen size Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 3" screen, but the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 27x smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (35x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a minimum aperture of 3.7, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Three times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a maximum focal length of 300mm, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mm maximum focal length digital camera (654mm longer).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S3600 has a screen size of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

8 Reasons Against
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, but the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
2.2mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length of 27.2mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.2mm shorter).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 2s, however the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

£49 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H300 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 by £49.29.
Over one year older
The Sony DSC-H300 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S3600 by 17 months.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 74% (based on 7 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H300 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is 83% (based on 20 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Blue

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
6.6
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.7 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
25mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 36 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Macro Focusing Range
0.02 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
99 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 800
 80
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.5 0.4 - 6.8
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MP4
BEST
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 WAV
BEST
 WAV
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
25MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
97% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Backlight
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 495g
Height
57.9mm 89mm
Depth
19.9mm 91.7mm
Width
97.1mm 127.5mm
Weight Including Battery
125g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
EN-EL19 AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
2.8h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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