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

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S6200

50

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

46

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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
$133.99 vs $191.29
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (around 30% 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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS:1,600 ISO
              S6200:3,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $164

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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 A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $93

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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