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

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

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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)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $354

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $80

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97 - $114

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

        Compact

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $114 - $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Compact

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $115

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Smaller

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127 - $197

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $80 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S6600

        Nikon Coolpix S6600

        Travel zoom

        $233

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $619 - $648

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Zoom Less zoom
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

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