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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9200

Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 6.9 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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 Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 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 104x59x33 mm vs 109x62x31 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 Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        S9200:921k dots
        S8200:961k dots
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds
        Weight Heavy Help
        S9200:215 g
        S8200:213 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        S9200:109x62x31 mm
        S8200:104x59x33 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        S9200:200 shots
        S8200:250 shots
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $230

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $300

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

        Nikon Coolpix S9200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Size Significantly smaller
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $361

        Zoom More zoom
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $140

        Weight Significantly lighter
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        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

        $270 - $297

        Zoom Much more zoom
        GPS Has a GPS
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $195

        Zoom Much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Zoom More zoom
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $422 - $446

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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