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

51

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Really small
Size
Compact (93×58×26 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
160 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 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
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
93×58×26 mm vs 113×73×46 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 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$134.99 vs $169.79
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The best price we've seen is $35 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

              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
              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
              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

              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 SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              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

              $231

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $213

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $152

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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