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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-340

Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x28 mm
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 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 Slightly 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
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds
        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.

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $94 - $120

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $87

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Compact

        $139 - $147

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $260 - $338

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $206

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

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

        Olympus VR-340 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus VR-370

        Olympus VR-370

        Travel zoom

        $79

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus VG-180

        Olympus VG-180

        Compact

        $59 - $70

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Olympus VR-320

        Olympus VR320

        Travel zoom

        $104

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus VR-350

        Olympus VR-350

        Travel zoom

        $123

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot S3 IS

        Canon PowerShot S3 IS

        Super zoom

        $599

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        appearance

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        discussion

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