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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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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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        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

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

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

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $175

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller

        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 S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $77 - $110

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        $87

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Samsung PL200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Pro digicam

        $120 - $188

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Slightly larger
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Travel zoom

        $223

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97 - $108

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

        Travel zoom

        $466

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        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

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