Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

44

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 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
92x52x19 mm vs 104x59x33 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 2 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
Weight
Significantly lighter
117 g vs 213 g
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Around 50% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$236.27 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $389

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $133 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $201

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger

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