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Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 front
Portability
95
Imaging
42
Features
43
Overall
42

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Released January 2013
Sony WX150
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 56 x 22mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Nikon S5200 and Sony WX150, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Sony. The image resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the WX150 (18MP) is pretty close and they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was revealed 12 months later than the WX150 and they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a full comparison, below is a quick summation of how the S5200 matches up vs the WX150 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Sony WX150

 S5200 WX150 
IntroducedJanuary 2013February 2012Fresher by 12 months

Reasons to pick Sony WX150 over the Nikon S5200

 WX150 S5200 
Screen resolution461k460kSharper screen (+1k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Sony WX150

 S5200 WX150 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Nikon S5200 has got exterior measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Sony WX150 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon S5200 and Sony WX150 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the S5200 against the WX150.

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S5200 and WX150 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to envision the gap in sensor sizing merely by viewing a spec sheet. The visual here should give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the S5200 and WX150.

Clearly, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Sony WX150 to result in more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The fresher S5200 is going to have a benefit in sensor technology.

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon S5200
Portrait photography with Sony WX150
30
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
38
good megapixels (18MP)
offers face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Street photography camera
Sony WX150 as a Street photography camera
48
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
64
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (133 grams)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography factors
Sony WX150 Sports photography factors
28
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery (160 per charge)
no phase detect auto focus
46
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
Sony WX150 as a Travel photography camera
68
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
no Time Lapse recording
not so great battery (160 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
71
lighter than competition in class (133 grams)
good megapixels (18MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
very long reach (250mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography factors
Sony WX150 Landscape photography factors
42
really wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no manual mode
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
not so great battery (160 per charge)
no Time Lapse recording
46
relatively wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon S5200
Vlogging with Sony WX150
33
really wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no external mic port
35
relatively wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (133 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
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Nikon S5200 vs Sony WX150 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Sony WX150
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
General Information
Company Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Coolpix S5200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-01-29 2012-02-28
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 125 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating ClearPhoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 3.70 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146 grams (0.32 lb) 133 grams (0.29 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 95 x 56 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 photographs 240 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 NP-BN
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $130 $300