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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

Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $219.95 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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

              $236

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $265

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $201

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $189 - $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Much smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $401

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,700 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Travel zoom

              $347

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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