Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (102×58×28 mm)
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Size
Really small
Compact (104×59×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX7v or Nikon S8200

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
1.0 cm vs 5.0 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
102×58×28 mm vs 104×59×33 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$300.00 vs $449.87
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              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
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S820014x
              DSC-HX7v10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $244

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $151

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $191

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger

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              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V
              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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