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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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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 (95×58×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$133.99 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              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
              S33005.0 cm
              S620010.0 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              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 S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $101

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Compact

              $280

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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