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

Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8100

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Nikon Coolpix S8100

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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 S8100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Wide angle
Significantly 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
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
$199.99 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S8200:961k dots
              S8100:921k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              S8200:Lens
              S8100:Lens, Sensor shift
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              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
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              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 L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $220

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $127 - $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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