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

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Nikon Coolpix S8100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 
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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
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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
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        S8200:961k dots
        S8100:921k dots
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        S8200:Lens
        S8100:Lens, Sensor shift
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        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
        Size Large Help
        S8200:104x59x33 mm
        S8100:104x60x30 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $220

        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 S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297 - $327

        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

        $185

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix L620

        Nikon Coolpix L620

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $167

        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        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 S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $220

        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 Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Size Slightly larger

        Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

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

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        Nikon Coolpix S8200 Nikon Coolpix S8100

        discussion

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