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Canon ELPH 300 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

57

Nikon Coolpix S8200

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Really small
Size
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Much smaller
92x55x19 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
Help
2x smaller
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
Help
More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
141 g vs 213 g
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More than 30% lighter
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$228.99 vs $340.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (more than 30% 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
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
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 compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $226

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $571

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $206

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $135 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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