Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 104x59x33 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
215 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the SX220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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
Significantly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 210 shots
Help
Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3.2 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
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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 compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX220 HS:215 g
              S8200:213 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
              S8200:104x59x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX220 HS:210 shots
              S8200:250 shots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $396

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $271 - $360

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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