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

Olympus VR-340 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-340

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact (93×58×26 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Olympus VR-340.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
93×58×26 mm vs 104×60×28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$155.00 vs $326.11
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The best price we've seen is $171 cheaper (2.1x less)
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
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 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)
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              VR-340170 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Olympus VR-340 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $170

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus VG-170

              Olympus VG-170

              Compact

              $139

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $88

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $153

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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