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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Great zoom
Zoom
40x
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

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

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S8200:$139.99
              L820:$149.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              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 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $135 - $218

              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

              $269

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

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

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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?