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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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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
Thickness
Thin
1"
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 $130.63 vs $208.76
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The best price we've seen is $78 cheaper (around 40% 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
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 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

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6200:10x
              S8200:14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $300

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              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 S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $129

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              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

              $298

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $269 - $297

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $195

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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