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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

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

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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 SX230 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 Cheaper $189.00 vs $246.95
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (more than 20% 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
Macro focus 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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
              S8200:Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX230 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
              SX230 HS:106x59x33 mm
              S8200:104x59x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX230 HS:210 shots
              S8200:250 shots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX230 HS:3.2 fps
              S8200:6 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $300

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $280

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

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $484 - $532

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              $748 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $147 - $177

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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