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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 

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
        Weight Light weight Help
        S6200:160 g
        VR-350:170 g
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        10x
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Fujifilm FinePix T400

        Fujifilm FinePix T400

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Size Is slightly larger

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $138

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly 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 A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $180

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Slightly less zoom

        Olympus VR-350 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus VR-340

        Olympus VR-340

        Travel zoom

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Olympus SZ-10

        Olympus SZ10

        Travel zoom

        $276

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $89

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Leica M8

        Leica M8

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Much larger
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        appearance

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        discussion

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