As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 is also often compared to ultra compacts, compacts, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix S8200's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V) and Samsung (such as the WB250F and the WB800F)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8200 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (961k dots vs 460k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, has a significantly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 400 shots), is older (july 2011 vs january 2013) and doesn't support an external flash.

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F
1 year newer
$214

Significant advantages of the WB250F (vs the S8200)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the WB250F (vs the S8200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 961k dots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the WB250F and S8200

  • None found

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
4 months older

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the S8200)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the S8200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 961k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the H70 and S8200

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
1 year newer
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8200)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 250 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8200)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and S8200

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
1 year older
$403

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the S8200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8000 (vs the S8200)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S8000 and S8200

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100
9 months older

Significant advantages of the S8100 (vs the S8200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8100 (vs the S8200)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S8100 and S8200

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the WB800F (vs the S8200)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the WB800F (vs the S8200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 961k dots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the WB800F and S8200

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8200 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (961k dots vs 230k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (july 2011 vs february 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.6), is significantly larger (compact (104×59×33 mm) vs ultra compact (87×56×18 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (213 g vs 117 g).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
7 months newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the S8200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the S8200)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and S8200

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S8200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S8200)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and S8200

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8200 compared to compact competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (july 2011 vs february 2011) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact (104×59×33 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (213 g vs 139 g).

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
4 months older

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the S8200)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 213 g

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the S8200)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the WX7 and S8200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
4 months older

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the S8200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the S8200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 961k dots

common strengths of the S6100 and S8200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
4 months older

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the S8200)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 139 g vs 213 g

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the S8200)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the WX9 and S8200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
4 months older
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the S8200)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the S8200)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the P300 and S8200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8200 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much higher resolution screen (961k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (104×59×33 mm) vs prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and shoots faster continuously (6 fps vs 1 fps).

However, on average it lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
4 months older
$237

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the S8200)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the S8200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 961k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S2950 and S8200

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 437 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Fujifilm FinePix S1600
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S1600 (vs the S8200)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1600 (vs the S8200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 961k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S1600 and S8200

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.3"

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
similar age
$489

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the S8200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the S8200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 961k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and S8200

  • Very small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.3"
  • Very light: 413 g vs 213 g

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the S8200)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the S8200)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 961k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the L110 and S8200

  • Very small: Standard size (109×74×78 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8200 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (961k dots vs 920k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (6 fps vs 4 fps) and is newer (july 2011 vs august 2008).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
2 years older
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the S8200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the S8200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the D90 and S8200

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
similar age
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the S8200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the S8200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (104×59×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the D5100 and S8200

  • None found