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

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

53

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

47

Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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

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"
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Macro focus
Much 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
$89.99 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (more than 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)
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
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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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
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$89.99
              S6200:$133.99
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S3300:5 cm
              S6200:10 cm
              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
              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

              $69 - $120

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              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
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $130

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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