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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

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

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8200

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Zoom More zoom 40x vs 21x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
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 $137.12 vs $209.92
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The best price we've seen is $73 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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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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly 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

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $282

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              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
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148 - $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 - $330

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

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $299

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $321

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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              discussion

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