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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
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
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
3.0" 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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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
              S620093x58x26 mm
              PL200100x60x21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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 cm
              PL2005 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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $225

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              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
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Samsung PL200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $162

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $97

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung PL170

              Samsung PL170

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies

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