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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 

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"
 
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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 $92.09 vs $130.63
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The best price we've seen is $39 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)
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 6x
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Around 3x more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$92.09
              S6200:$130.63
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $99 - $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $94

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $102

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $120

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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