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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 
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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 Significantly 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $109.99 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
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)
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 250 shots vs 110 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 93x58x26 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.7x smaller
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
Weight Lighter 160 g vs 306 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.8"
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More than 40% thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS:$109.99
              S6200:$130.63
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              S6200:1.2 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $102

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $92

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

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $184

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $94

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              appearance

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