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Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

56

Nikon Coolpix S6200

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 300 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
141 g vs 160 g
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More than 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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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$133.99 vs $189.99
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The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              300 HS92x55x19 mm
              S620093x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS3.4 fps
              S62001.2 fps
              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
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $194

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $568

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349 - $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $265

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $235

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $557 body only

              $359 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Larger

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