Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

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

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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
15x vs 14x
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More than 10% more zoom
True resolution
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
$99.99 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (2.5x less)
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 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)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
104x59x33 mm vs 104x63x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x 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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              F500 EXR:215 g
              S8200:213 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              F500 EXR:104x63x33 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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              F500 EXR:8s
              S8200:4s
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Fujifilm Finepix F600 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $152

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Compact

              $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $199

              Zoom More zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Less zoom

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