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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-340

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
 
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$104.95
              VR-340:$70.00
              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 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 S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $259

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $440

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $300 - $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L18

              Nikon Coolpix L18

              Compact

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus VR-340 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $99

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

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $180

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $103

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

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              discussion

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