Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

58

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

50

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Size
Significantly smaller
93x58x26 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S6200's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 1.4"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 214 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$133.99 vs $264.50
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The best price we've seen is $131 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.5 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
270 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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recommendations

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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S6200:4s
              S9100:1s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6200:10 cm
              S9100:4 cm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $93

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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