Updated (January 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6200 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 (93×58×26 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-350

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
93×58×26 mm vs 104×60×28 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 2 f-stops 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
$134.99 vs $169.99
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 20% 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 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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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
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              VR-350170 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200$134.99
              VR-350$169.99
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S62003,200 ISO
              VR-3501,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              S62001"
              VR-3501.1"
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $95

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $196

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Olympus VR-350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $289

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $110

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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