Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 961k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $285.99 vs $375.71
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 213 g vs 219 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom Slightly more zoom 16x vs 14x
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More than 30% more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:213 g
              DMC-TZ20:219 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              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
              DMC-TZ20:105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $242

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $185

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

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              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $220

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Travel zoom

              $314 - $350

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $186

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

              Panasonic Lumix TZ25

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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