Nikon Coolpix S8100 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

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Nikon Coolpix S8100

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Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (104×60×30 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
22 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L320's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
26.6x vs 10x
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More than 7x more zoom
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.00 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8100

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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 resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
104×60×30 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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3.8x smaller
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.2" vs 3.3"
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2.8x thinner
Weight
Lighter
209 g vs 430 g
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2.1x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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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              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
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L3201,600 ISO
              S81003,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $138

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $452

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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