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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Olympus VR-350.
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-350

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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/3.0 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 Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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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 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
        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

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

        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

        Olympus VR-340

        Olympus VR-340

        Travel zoom

        $70

        Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $75 - $126

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $82 - $120

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Olympus VR-350 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $120

        Size Significantly smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $173

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Olympus VR-360

        Olympus VR-360

        Digicam

        $152

        Zoom More zoom
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $250

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        appearance

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        discussion

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