Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x77x78 mm
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
Weight
Light-weight
406 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8200

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom More zoom 40x vs 21x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the S8200's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $179.99 vs $259.55
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 123x87x116 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 406 g vs 670 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 4.6"
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More than 30% thinner
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S8200:4.6"
              L120:3.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:670 g
              L120:406 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S8200:123x87x116 mm
              L120:110x77x78 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $139

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $194

              Zoom More zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $310 - $314

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $199

              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $300

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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