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

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
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.
 
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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 Cheaper $129.00 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200:160 g
              DSC-W690:142 g
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6200:10 cm
              DSC-W690:5 cm
              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

              $134

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              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
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $81 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $173

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $129

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $94

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Nikon Coolpix S6200

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              Nikon Coolpix S6200
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