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Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

56

Nikon Coolpix S6200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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 $258.05
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The best price we've seen is $124 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
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
9.5 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8x faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S62004s
              S91001s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $227

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $277

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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