Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x22 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots

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Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$133.99 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $385 cheaper (3.9x less)
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
94x56x22 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
142 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S620093x58x26 mm
              DSC-W69094x56x22 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S62001.2 fps
              DSC-W6901 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010 cm
              DSC-W6905 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              DSC-W690142 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $230

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $227

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $230

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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