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

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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

Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-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
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $246.95 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              S8200:Lens
              S8100:Sensor shift, Lens
              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.

              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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

              $247 - $265

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $204

              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 S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $210 - $219

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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