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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $89.99 vs $124.44
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$89.99
              PL200:$124.44
              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
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $229

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $199

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Samsung PL200 Competitors

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              Samsung TL205

              Samsung TL205

              Compact

              $95

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung HZ30W

              Samsung HZ30W

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Samsung PL210

              Samsung PL210

              Travel zoom

              $307

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung TL210

              Samsung TL210

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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              discussion

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