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

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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 A4000 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Weight Lighter 145 g vs 160 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $110.00 vs $130.63
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
Battery life 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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS:$110.00
              S6200:$130.63
              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 HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
              S6200:720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS:145 g
              S6200:160 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS:175 shots
              S6200:250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS:8x
              S6200:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $90

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $283

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $105

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $278

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom

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