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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
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 Slightly 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$104.95
              VR-350:$99.00
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              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

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $182

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $128 - $168

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Lowest price More expensive

              Olympus VR-350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $114

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7

              Compact

              $301

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus VG-170

              Olympus VG-170

              Compact

              $108

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $65

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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