Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

46

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Really small
Size
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
160 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Nikon Coolpix S6200.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 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
Longest exposure
Slightly 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
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 110 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S6200's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93x58x26 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.7x smaller
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 306 g
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Around 50% lighter
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
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$89.99 vs $190.99
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (2.1x less)
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              S6200:1.2 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              S6200:250 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS:12x
              S6200:10x

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $186

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $155

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $178

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $85

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $109 - $127

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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