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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
37
Overall
38

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2013
Nikon S6200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.2-5.6) lens
  • 160g - 93 x 58 x 26mm
  • Launched August 2011
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 Overview

Here, we are matching up the Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are sold by Nikon. The resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the S6200 (16MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was revealed 18 months after the S6200 making them a generation away from each other. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the S5200 grades versus the S6200 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S6200

 S5200 S6200 
LaunchedJanuary 2013August 2011Newer by 18 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S6200 over the Nikon S5200

 S6200 S5200 
Focus manually Very precise focus

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S6200

 S5200 S6200 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera often, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Nikon S5200 has got exterior measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Nikon S6200 has dimensions of 93mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the S5200 and S6200 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is difficult to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions only by going through a spec sheet. The picture below may give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the S5200 and S6200.

As you can see, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution so you should expect comparable quality of photos although you might want to take the release date of the cameras into account. The more recent S5200 will have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S6200 as a Portrait photography camera
30
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
40
manual focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
provides face detect focusing
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Street photography camera
Nikon S6200 as a Street photography camera
48
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
63
image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch focus
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon S5200
Sports photography with Nikon S6200
28
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
low battery power (160 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
40
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
provides tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S5200
Travel photography with Nikon S6200
68
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse function
low battery power (160 CIPA)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
70
supports touch focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
long zoom (250mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography info
Nikon S6200 Landscape photography info
42
rather wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
low battery power (160 per charge)
lack of Timelapse function
43
manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S6200 as a Vlogging camera
33
rather wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
lack of external microphone support
31
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone socket
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S6200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Nikon S6200
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Nikon Coolpix S6200
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S5200 Nikon Coolpix S6200
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-01-29 2011-08-24
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Expeed C2
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 125 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-156mm (6.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.2-5.6
Macro focus range - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format - MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 146 gr (0.32 lb) 160 gr (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 93 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 shots 250 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL19 EN-EL12
Self timer - Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $130 $229