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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
149 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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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 Cheaper $130.63 vs $200.33
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $124 - $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $118

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

              Compact

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $70 - $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260 - $338

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom

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