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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
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
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 
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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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $144.50 vs $219.95
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (more than 30% 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
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 Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              F500 EXR:8s
              S8200:4s
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              F500 EXR:3 fps
              S8200:6 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              F500 EXR:15x
              S8200:14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $265

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $233

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $219

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $236

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

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

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $201

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Travel zoom

              $347

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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              discussion

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              Nikon Coolpix S8200
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