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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Samsung PL200.
 
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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 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 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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$134.99
              PL200:$132.14
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S6200:720p @ 30fps
              PL200:800 x 592 @ 20fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $96 - $98

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127 - $197

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $139 - $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $127 - $129

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $159 - $175

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Samsung PL200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SL620

              Samsung SL620

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $109

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Placeholder

              Toshiba PDR-M5

              Digicam

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $64

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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              discussion

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