As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S8000's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX210 IS and the ELPH 320 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9100 and the Coolpix S8200)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8000 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs july 2011).

Casio Exilim ZR-200

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200
1 year newer
$644

Significant advantages of the ZR-200 (vs the S8000)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the ZR-200 (vs the S8000)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ZR-200 and S8000

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the S8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the S8000)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX210 IS and S8000

  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $402.71

Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
2 years newer
$341

Significant advantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the S8000)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the S8000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SZ-31MR and S8000

  • Inexpensive: $341.19 vs $402.71

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
1 year newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S8000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S8000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S9100 and S8000

  • Inexpensive: $359.99 vs $402.71

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the S8000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the S8000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8200 and S8000

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the S8000)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 30 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the S8000)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S6200 and S8000

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (103×57×27 mm) vs large (160×159×92 mm)), is much less expensive ($402.71 vs $4,860.09), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.6"), is much lighter (183 g vs 1,415 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.7 MP) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 3,280,000 ISO).

Nikon D5

Nikon D5
6 years newer
$4,860 - $6,497 (body only)
$6,714 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5 (vs the S8000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 14 fps vs 3 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 3,280,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D5 (vs the S8000)

  • Much larger: Large (160×159×92 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 183 g

common strengths of the D5 and S8000

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 235k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (103×57×27 mm) vs large (128×93×129 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2010 vs august 2006).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 28 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150
1 year older
$989

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the S8000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the S8000)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FX150 and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S8000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S8000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 235k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S9100 and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
1 year newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the S8000)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the S8000)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S100 and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $402.71

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

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4 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ30 (vs the S8000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ30 (vs the S8000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 30 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ30 and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (30 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 207k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (103×57×27 mm) vs prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
3 years older
$457

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the S8000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the S8000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 30 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ8 and S8000

  • Very small: Standard size (113×72×79 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 183 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
similar age

Significant advantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the S8000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the S8000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)

common strengths of the SP-800 UZ and S8000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 183 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S8000 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs january 2011).

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the S8000)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the S8000)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the 320 HS and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year newer
$231

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the S8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the S8000)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the A3300 IS and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the S8000)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the S8000)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S6100 and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×27 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the S8000)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the S8000)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the 300 HS and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S570

Nikon Coolpix S570
6 months older
$299

Significant advantages of the S570 (vs the S8000)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S570 (vs the S8000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S570 and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×22 mm) vs Compact (103×57×27 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L20

Nikon Coolpix L20
1 year older
$144

Significant advantages of the L20 (vs the S8000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L20 (vs the S8000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 30 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L20 and S8000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"