Nikon Coolpix S9200 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9200

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9200

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 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
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6.9 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$291.47 vs $433.63
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The best price we've seen is $142 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S8200's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
104×59×33 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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Almost the same
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 921k dots
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S9200921k dots
              S8200961k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S9200109×62×31 mm
              S8200104×59×33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $395

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $358

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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