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

Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix S8100

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8100

54

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200. Explore our gallery of 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8100.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Wide angle
Much 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
104x60x30 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$352.50 vs $395.00
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              S8200961k dots
              S8100921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              S8200Lens
              S8100Lens, Sensor shift
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S8200$395.00
              S8100$352.50
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200213 g
              S8100209 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S820014x
              S810010x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              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

              $80 - $217

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $212

              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 S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $245

              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 S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $253

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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