Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 160 g
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20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S6200's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 6x
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Around 3x more zoom
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S330095x58x19 mm
              S620093x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$100.00
              S6200$133.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33005 cm
              S620010 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              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
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $86

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $97

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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