Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 101x58x27 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8200. Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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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
Weight
Slightly lighter
208 g vs 213 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$307.00 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (around 10% 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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S8200961k dots
              DSC-HX7v921k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S82001080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX7v1080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S8200$340.00
              DSC-HX7v$307.00
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200213 g
              DSC-HX7v208 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S820014x
              DSC-HX7v10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $85 - $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
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $449

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $273

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $286

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Screen resolution Slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $561

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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