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

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 
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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 Significantly 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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Thickness Is thinner
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $88

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Olympus VR-340

        Olympus VR-340

        Travel zoom

        $70

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $80

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Smaller
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97 - $108

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $99

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $74

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $84 - $120

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom

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