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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x27 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Zoom More zoom 14x vs 10x
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Around 2x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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 Sony DSC-HX7v

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 101x58x27 mm vs 104x59x33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        S8200:961k dots
        DSC-HX7v:921k dots
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        S8200:213 g
        DSC-HX7v:208 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S8200:14x
        DSC-HX7v:10x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        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
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $252

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $265

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Zoom Much more zoom
        GPS Has a GPS
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Slightly smaller
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $211

        GPS Has a GPS
        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon D80

        Nikon D80

        Entry-level DSLR

        $974 body only

        $1,475 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $97

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        Weight Slightly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $600

        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $499

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $315 - $368

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $328

        Zoom More zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker

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