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

Really small
Size
Compact 104x59x33 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
213 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x30 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
209 g
 

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
Slightly cheaper
$199.99 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              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 S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              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 S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $266

              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 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $529 body only

              $590 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $507

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $259 - $290

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $4,210 with 28-300mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $137

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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