Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

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
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.79 vs $436.78
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The best price we've seen is $267 cheaper (2.6x 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
250 shots vs 110 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
104×59×33 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.4
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 306 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.8"
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Around 30% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2500s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              S82003,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $213

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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