Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 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 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
14x vs 5x
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Around 8x more zoom
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
250 shots vs 240 shots
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Size
Much smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 104×59×33 mm
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2.2x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Thickness
Much thinner
0.7" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Significantly lighter
117 g vs 213 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$223.00 vs $275.96
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S82001080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $239

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $154

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $326

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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