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
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (104×59×33 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9200.
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
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$250.74 vs $277.79
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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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)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9200215 g
              S8200213 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S92001.2"
              S82001.3"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              S9200109×62×31 mm
              S8200104×59×33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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              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 S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $239

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              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 S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $179

              Size Is significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix S9200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $154

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Compact

              $142

              Size Significantly smaller
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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