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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

67

Nikon Coolpix S8200

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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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
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
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.56 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:213 g
              DMC-TZ20:219 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $207 - $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              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 S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $217

              Size Significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $271

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

              Travel zoom

              $245 - $274

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

              Panasonic Lumix TZ25

              Travel zoom

              $291

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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