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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 
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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)
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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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 Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        S6200:10 cm
        PL200:5 cm
        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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Fujifilm Finepix JX500

        Compact

        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $100

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $133

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $166 - $177

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $206

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Samsung PL200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $102

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $95

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Samsung ES75

        Samsung ES75

        Digicam

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Samsung PL210

        Samsung PL210

        Travel zoom

        $154

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Nikon Coolpix S6000

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen

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        discussion

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