Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

Nikon Coolpix S6200

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Great macro
Macro focus
5.0 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the S3300 or S6200

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
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 93×58×26 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
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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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recommendations

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
              S330095×58×19 mm
              S620093×58×26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              S6200160 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$134.49
              S6200$134.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33005.0 cm
              S620010.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              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 S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $95

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $137

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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