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

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 
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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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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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $95

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $166 - $177

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $100

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $131

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

        Olympus VR-340 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus VR-350

        Olympus VR-350

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $128

        Size Significantly smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        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
        Olympus VR-360

        Olympus VR-360

        Digicam

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Samsung NV24HD

        Samsung NV24HD

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        appearance

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        discussion

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