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

Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

47

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200. Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 213 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$133.99 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $206 cheaper (2.5x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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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
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
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
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 significantly faster
6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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
              S620010x
              S820014x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $293

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $194

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $267

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $340

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Screen resolution Slightly lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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