Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6200 vs Samsung PL200

Samsung PL200 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Samsung PL200

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Compact (100×60×21 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots

Items often bought with the Samsung PL200 or Nikon S6200

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.
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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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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
5.0 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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              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              PL200170 g
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010.0 cm
              PL2005.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              PL200800 x 592 @ 20fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Samsung PL200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus D-595 Zoom

              Olympus D-595 Zoom

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Samsung HZ30W

              Samsung HZ30W

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung TL210

              Samsung TL210

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Samsung TL205

              Samsung TL205

              Compact

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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