Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8200

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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
Zoom More zoom 40x vs 29.3x
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Around 90% more zoom
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the S8200's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $102.96 vs $171.41
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 111x76x85 mm vs 123x87x116 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 470 g vs 670 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.3" vs 4.6"
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Around 30% thinner
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S8200:480 fps
              L820:240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S8200:$102.96
              L820:$171.41
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S8200:4.6"
              L820:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:670 g
              L820:470 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S8200:123x87x116 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $146

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $99 - $229

              Thickness Is thinner
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $250 - $268

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $282

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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              discussion

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              Nikon Coolpix L820
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              penny marshalis (9:59 PM, June 20, 2013)
              How were the scores tallied? Could more of an explanation concerning how evaluation was arrived at be given?