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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
 
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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 $144.99 vs $219.95
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (more than 30% 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
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

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

              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

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $236

              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

              $292

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $265

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Travel zoom

              $347

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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