Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Olympus VR-350

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-350

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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-350

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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-350'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
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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.

        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        10x
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $199

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149 - $179

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127 - $197

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $75 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $159 - $175

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom

        Olympus VR-350 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus VR-340

        Olympus VR-340

        Travel zoom

        $75

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Olympus VR-370

        Olympus VR-370

        Travel zoom

        $79 - $136

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

        Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

        Travel zoom

        $112

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $299 - $428

        GPS Has a GPS
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Canon EOS 1D X

        Canon EOS 1D X

        Pro DSLR

        $6,799 body only

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

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        discussion

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