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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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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

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

        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
        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
        Weight Light weight Help
        S6200:160 g
        VR-340:170 g
        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

        Olympus VR-360

        Olympus VR-360

        Digicam

        $183

        3D Captures 3D images
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $96 - $98

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $128

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom

        Olympus VR-340 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus VR-370

        Olympus VR-370

        Travel zoom

        $79

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus VR-350

        Olympus VR-350

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        appearance

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        discussion

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