Updated (July 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S8200

62

Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (104×59×33 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Size
Really small
Compact (104×64×33 mm)

Items often bought with the Nikon S8200 or Fujifilm F500 EXR

galleries

Explore our gallery of 20 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm F500 EXR

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
320 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Cheaper
$260.09 vs $438.64
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The best price we've seen is $179 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S8200's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
104×59×33 mm vs 104×64×33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x 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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel 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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              F500 EXR15x
              S820014x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $249

              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $280

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Compact

              $260

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $149

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $244

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              West_khan (7:37 PM, January 29, 2012)
              Nice fujifilm f500 :)