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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Great zoom
Zoom
14x
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW110

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
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
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
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
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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
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix AW110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $329

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $198 - $427

              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
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $310

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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