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

61

Nikon Coolpix S6200

51

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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
1.0 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact (93×58×26 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g

galleries

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
93×58×26 mm vs 104×59×33 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
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
Significantly cheaper
$134.99 vs $438.20
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The best price we've seen is $303 cheaper (3.2x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 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
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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 S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $219

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $153

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

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

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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