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

Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
Thickness
Thin
1"

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
Slightly cheaper
$103.61 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$133.99
              VR-340:$103.61
              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
              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

              $109 - $161

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $109 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Olympus VR-340 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $97

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $93

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $109

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Olympus D-460 Zoom

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Olympus VR-340
              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Olympus VR-340

              discussion

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