Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Size
Significantly smaller
95x56x24 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
145 g vs 213 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$121.68 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $218 cheaper (2.8x less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 8x
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More than 3x more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS:8x
              S8200:14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Size Significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $220

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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