Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300. Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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
Significantly 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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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 213 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$269.00 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 10x
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Around 2x more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S6300$269.00
              S8200$340.00
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S630010x
              S820014x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $267

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $245

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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $92 - $119

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $219 - $227

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $340

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Screen resolution Slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $293

              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 S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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