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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 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
95×56×24 mm vs 93×58×26 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 2 f-stops 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 IS95×56×24 mm
              S620093×58×26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS145 g
              S6200160 g
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A4000 IS1,600 ISO
              S62003,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $116

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

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

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $160

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $119

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen

              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
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $199

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Compact

              $280

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 4200

              Compact

              $124

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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