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

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Reasons to buy the Samsung PL200

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Compact 100x60x21 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
 

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
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)
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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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
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              PL200:100x60x21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6200:10 cm
              PL200:5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $90

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

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

              Samsung PL200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $79 - $88

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              Weight Lighter
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Travel zoom

              $206

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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