Fujifilm FinePix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix L120

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Fujifilm FinePix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
Thickness
Thin
3.1"

Items often bought with the Fujifilm S8200 or Nikon L120

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S8200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom
More zoom
40x vs 21x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
$159.95 vs $415.79
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The best price we've seen is $256 cheaper (2.6x 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
110×77×78 mm vs 123×87×116 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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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S82004.6"
              L1203.1"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S82001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              L1201/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S82001080p @ 60fps
              L120720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $303 - $350

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $168

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $151

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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