Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Size Significantly smaller 93x58x26 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S6200's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 160 g vs 213 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $134.99 vs $246.95
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The best price we've seen is $112 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 961k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 10x
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Around 2x more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots 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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S6200:1.2 fps
              S8200:6 fps
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6200:10x
              S8200:14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127 - $197

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $354

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $80 - $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $159 - $175

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom Less zoom
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $213

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $204

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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