Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200. Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$133.99 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $135 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S620093x58x26 mm
              S630094x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10 cm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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"

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              160 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $208

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $86

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $127

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Avatar for अभय आनंद साळवी अभय आनंद साळवी (2:08 PM, September 19, 2012)
              How to Reduce The Video Resolution While Recording????/