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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-340

Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x28 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $124 - $220

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        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 S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $70 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $107

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $260 - $338

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $200 - $400

        GPS Has a GPS
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Size Larger

        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
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $153

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus VG-160

        Olympus VG-160

        Compact

        $112

        Size Significantly smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $199

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        appearance

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        discussion

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