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

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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
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 $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (more than 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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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.

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              250 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S6200:1.2 fps
              S8200:6 fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $220

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $105

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $220

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $184

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $138

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $278

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $197

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $194

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Screen resolution Slightly lower resolution screen

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