Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A3300 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Slightly smaller
95x56x24 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
149 g vs 160 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$89.99 vs $139.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3300 IS:$139.99
              S6200:$89.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $79 - $120

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $123

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $80 - $124

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Size Slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB2200F

              Samsung WB2200F

              Super zoom

              $298 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $178

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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