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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Fujifilm FinePix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

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

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
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots

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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Zoom
More zoom
40x vs 29.3x
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Around 90% more zoom
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.99 vs $159.95
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 20% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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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
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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S82001080p @ 60fps
              L8201080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S8200480 fps
              L820240 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$129.99
              L820$159.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S82004.6"
              L8203.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200670 g
              L820470 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S8200123x87x116 mm
              L820111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S820040x
              L82029.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $124 - $230

              Thickness Is thinner
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $240 - $327

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $275 - $363

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $196 - $300

              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

              $265

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $158

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $267

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger

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              discussion

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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?