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

Olympus VR-340

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-340

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Olympus VR-340.
 

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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$134.99
              VR-340:$114.18
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $85

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $75

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus VR-340 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $60

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

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $125

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $145

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Much smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Olympus VR-340
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