Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

75

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Fujifilm FinePix S8200

68

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8200

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Battery life Much longer battery life 500 shots vs 200 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x higher fps
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
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)
Lowest price Cheaper $199.00 vs $338.89
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P520

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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
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 125x84x102 mm vs 123x87x116 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Zoom Slightly more zoom 41.7x vs 40x
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Around 10% more zoom
Weight Lighter 550 g vs 670 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 4" vs 4.6"
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More than 10% 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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S8200:40x
              P520:41.7x
              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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S8200:4.6"
              P520:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:670 g
              P520:550 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S8200:123x87x116 mm
              P520:125x84x102 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 P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $347

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $282

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $229

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Super zoom

              $299 - $364

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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