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

Nikon Coolpix S6200 vs Olympus VR-350

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Really small
Size
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
160 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-350

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.0
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x28 mm

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
93x58x26 mm vs 104x60x28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$133.99 vs $149.00
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The best price we've seen is $15 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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)
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              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
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $597 - $680 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $639 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus VR-350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $128

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $109

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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