Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L320 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x30 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
22 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 Cheaper $159.14 vs $292.49
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The best price we've seen is $133 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8100

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size Significantly smaller 104x60x30 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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3.8x smaller
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.2" vs 3.3"
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2.8x thinner
Weight Significantly 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 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $194 - $279

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $140

              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

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $265

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $339

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $276

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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