Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 10x
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Around 2x more zoom
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)
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 961k dots vs 921k dots
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S8100

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size Slightly smaller 104x60x30 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $279.99 vs $349.89
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S8200:961k dots
              S8100:921k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:213 g
              S8100:209 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S8200:14x
              S8100:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $154

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $124 - $220

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $166 - $177

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $214 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Nikon Coolpix S8100

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