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

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S8200

59

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

49

Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 104x59x33 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Size
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 $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $115 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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 10x
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Around 2x more zoom
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $85

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $266

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $507

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $259 - $290

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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