Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Olympus VR-340

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-340

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Size Smaller 93x58x26 mm vs 104x60x28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 160 g vs 170 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus VR-340

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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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the VR-340's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $79.95 vs $130.63
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$130.63
              VR-340:$79.95
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $102

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $283

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $94

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom

              Olympus VR-340 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $79 - $109

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $183

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $114

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Kodak Easyshare C1530

              Kodak Easyshare C1530

              Compact

              $56

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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