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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-340

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
460k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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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 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 Significantly 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 Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $70.00 vs $129.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 50% 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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$129.00
              VR-340:$70.00
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix T400

              Fujifilm FinePix T400

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $77 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $187

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $173

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Olympus VR-340 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $79 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $183

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $144 - $159

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $60

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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              discussion

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