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

Samsung PL200 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Samsung PL200

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Samsung PL200.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Wide angle
Much 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)
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
100×60×21 mm vs 93×58×26 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S620093×58×26 mm
              PL200100×60×21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010.0 cm
              PL2005.0 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              PL200800 x 592 @ 20fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $225

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

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

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Compact

              $280

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger

              Samsung PL200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

              Compact

              $300

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $328

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

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

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