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

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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 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
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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:$138.89
              S6200:$129.99
              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
              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.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $130

              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

              $140

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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $257

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $180

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $133

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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