Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
104x59x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 921k dots
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.5 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$258.05 vs $340.00
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              S9100921k dots
              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
              S82004s
              S91001s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S82001.3"
              S91001.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200213 g
              S9100214 g
              Size Large Help
              S8200104x59x33 mm
              S9100105x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $238

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Size Significantly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $277

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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