Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

60

Nikon Coolpix S8200

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the Canon S100 or Nikon S8200

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 104×59×33 mm
Help
Around 20% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.6 fps vs 6 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
198 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$358.00 vs $451.60
Help
The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
Help
Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 5x
Help
Around 8x more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 200 shots
Help
Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
Help
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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              S82001080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $259

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $341

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $483 - $649

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $244

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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