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

Nikon Coolpix S6200 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

45

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$133.99 vs $176.79
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS$176.79
              S6200$133.99
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              S62001.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX150 IS110 shots
              S6200250 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              S62003,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS12x
              S620010x

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot G6

              Pro digicam

              $590

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              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 S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle

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