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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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

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.
 
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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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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 Slightly cheaper $144.99 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S6200:1.2 fps
              DSC-W690:1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200:160 g
              DSC-W690:142 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6200:250 shots
              DSC-W690:220 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6200:10 cm
              DSC-W690:5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              10x
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127 - $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $214

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $250

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $139 - $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $159 - $175

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $127 - $129

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $86 - $138

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $138

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $495

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $280

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive

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