Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$299.00 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 210 shots
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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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% 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 compacts

              Common Strengths
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX220 HS:1/3200s
              S8200:1/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX220 HS:215 g
              S8200:213 g
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX220 HS:$299.00
              S8200:$340.00
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              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
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $206

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              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

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

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