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

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Reasons to buy the Samsung PL200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 100x60x21 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Wide angle Significantly 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
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)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size Slightly 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
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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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.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        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
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        S6200:10 cm
        PL200:5 cm
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        S6200:720p @ 30fps
        PL200:800 x 592 @ 20fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $166 - $177

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $140

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        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
        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        $129

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $198

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Samsung PL200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $140

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Olympus Stylus 7030

        Olympus Stylus 7030

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $123

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Samsung PL120

        Samsung PL120

        Ultra compact

        $146

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Samsung PL200

        discussion

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