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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

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.
 
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Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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 S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $99 - $229

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $92

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

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $80

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        $149

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Compact

        $160

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $74

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

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $164 - $197

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

        Travel zoom

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $180

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix T200

        Fujifilm FinePix T200

        Travel zoom

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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