Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Smaller
94x58x26 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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Around 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S6300's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 213 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 10x
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Around 2x more zoom
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
250 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300:230 shots
              S8200:250 shots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $239

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $191

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $70 - $225

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Less zoom

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