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"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 
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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)
Screen size Significantly 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
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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $150

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $75 - $126

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom

        Samsung PL200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax Optio P70

        Pentax Optio P70

        Compact

        $934

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Samsung PL210

        Samsung PL210

        Travel zoom

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Samsung TL205

        Samsung TL205

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $125

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Placeholder

        Toshiba PDR-M5

        Digicam

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Samsung PL200

        discussion

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