Fujifilm FinePix S8200

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Fujifilm FinePix S8200

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.9
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
600 g vs 670 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
4.3" vs 4.6"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S8200

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
500 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
40x vs 35x
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More than 30% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$199.00 vs $404.95
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The best price we've seen is $206 cheaper (2x less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SX40:240 fps
              S8200:480 fps
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              S8200:500 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              S8200:1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              S8200:4.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              S8200:670 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              S8200:123x87x116 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX40:230k dots
              S8200:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $268

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $383

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $468 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $199 - $364

              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $327

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $135 - $261

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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