Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Samsung PL200

Samsung PL200 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Samsung PL200

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Compact 100x60x21 mm
Great macro
Macro focus
5 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Samsung PL200.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 31 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 800 x 592 @ 20fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video at a higher frame rate
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 7x
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More than 2x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
160 g vs 170 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung PL200

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the PL200's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
100x60x21 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$79.38 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S620093x58x26 mm
              PL200100x60x21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200$133.99
              PL200$79.38
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010 cm
              PL2005 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              PL200800 x 592 @ 20fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot G6

              Pro digicam

              $590

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              Samsung PL200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung TL205

              Samsung TL205

              Compact

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $107 - $117

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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