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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
 
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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 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 $144.99 vs $284.00
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The best price we've seen is $139 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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S6200:4s
              S9100:1s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $129

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $160

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $269 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $189

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Nikon Coolpix S9100

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