Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810. Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 14x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$309.99 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
104x59x33 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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3.5x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.5x thinner
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 430 g
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2x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 921k dots
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              L810921k dots
              S8200961k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8101,600 ISO
              S82003,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $340

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $129

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $273

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $439

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $166

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

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