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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $109.00 vs $130.63
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The best price we've seen is $22 cheaper (around 20% less)
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
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:$109.00
              S6200:$130.63
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              S6200:250 shots
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $176

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227 - $255

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $250

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

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $104 - $229

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $93

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              discussion

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