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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9200

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thin
Thickness
1.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Size
Really small
Compact (104×59×33 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
213 g
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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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
$279.99 vs $451.58
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The best price we've seen is $172 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness
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
Significantly 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
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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 S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $244

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $310 - $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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