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

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x22 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
400 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

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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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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$133.99 vs $207.60
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (around 40% 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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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S620093x58x26 mm
              DSC-W69094x56x22 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
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              DSC-W690142 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S62001"
              DSC-W6900.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $274

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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