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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690.
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S6200's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$133.99 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $385 cheaper (3.9x less)
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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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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
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
Weight
Lighter
142 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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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
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6200:10 cm
              DSC-W690:5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S6200:1.2 fps
              DSC-W690:1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              S6200:160 g
              DSC-W690:142 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S6200:1"
              DSC-W690:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6200:250 shots
              DSC-W690:220 shots
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $448

              Screen size Much larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Weight Much heavier
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $138

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              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

              $200 - $207

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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