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
Size
Really small
Compact 100x60x21 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
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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recommendations

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 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

        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $170 - $189

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $87

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Compact

        $139 - $147

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $260 - $338

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $206

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $166 - $177

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Samsung PL200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $99

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Samsung TL205

        Samsung TL205

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Samsung PL210

        Samsung PL210

        Travel zoom

        $154

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Samsung ES75

        Samsung ES75

        Digicam

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen

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        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Samsung PL200

        discussion

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