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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Slightly 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)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
14x vs 10.8x
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Around 70% more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
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 H70

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Size
Smaller
102×58×29 mm vs 104×59×33 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
194 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S82006 fps
              H701 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              S8200104×59×33 mm
              H70102×58×29 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              S82001.3"
              H701.1"
              Weight Very light Help
              S8200213 g
              H70194 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S82001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              H701/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S820014x
              H7010.8x

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