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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Really small
Size
Compact (104×60×28 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact (93×58×26 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g

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
$133.99 vs $325.54
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The best price we've seen is $192 cheaper (2.4x 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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $477 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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

              $108 - $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Olympus VR-340 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus VR-320

              Olympus VR320

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Travel zoom

              $431

              Size Slightly smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $134

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

              appearance

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              discussion

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