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

Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

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Fujifilm FinePix S8200

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Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

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
Significantly cheaper
$139.99 vs $438.00
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The best price we've seen is $298 cheaper (3.1x 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S8200:40x
              P520:41.7x
              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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $420

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418 - $420

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $270

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $135 - $215

              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

              $188

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $329

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen size Smaller screen

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