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

Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix AW110

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Great zoom
Zoom
14x
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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Advantages of the Nikon AW110

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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
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
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 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
Cheaper
$240.33 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (around 30% 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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix AW110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $219 - $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $226

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

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $133 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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