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

Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus VR-350

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
 

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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$133.99
              VR-350:$119.00
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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 ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $120

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $90

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

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

              Olympus VR-350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $103

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $156

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $164

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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