Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6200 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
95x56x24 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
145 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
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
250 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 8x
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Around 60% 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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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS95x56x24 mm
              S620093x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS$139.99
              S6200$133.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS720p @ 25fps
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A4000 IS1,600 ISO
              S62003,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS145 g
              S6200160 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS0.9"
              S62001"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS8x
              S620010x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $128

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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