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

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
961k dots
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Really small
Size
Compact 104x59x33 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x30 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

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
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
$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
              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
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S8200:14x
              S8100:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $259

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $347

              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 S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Size Is slightly 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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $220

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              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 S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $1,477

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $133

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $340

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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