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Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

57

Nikon Coolpix S6200

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
141 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Canon ELPH 300 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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
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
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
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$133.99 vs $228.99
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The best price we've seen is $95 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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 HS:92x55x19 mm
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              300 HS:3.4 fps
              S6200:1.2 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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 - $161

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $226

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $571

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $109 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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