Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW120 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Zoom
Great zoom
14x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW110

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 8 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 193 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $224.99 vs $259.00
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the S8200's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 961k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 60% higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              AW110:614k dots
              S8200:961k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Weight Heavy Help
              AW110:193 g
              S8200:213 g
              Size Large Help
              AW110:110x65x25 mm
              S8200:104x59x33 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix AW110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $327

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $377

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $249

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $219

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $245

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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