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

Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Really small
Size
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
213 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Thickness
Slightly 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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Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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
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
Slightly longer battery life
270 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$264.50 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              S8200:961k dots
              S9100:921k dots
              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
              S8200:4s
              S9100:1s
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:213 g
              S9100:214 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S8200:1.3"
              S9100:1.4"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S8200:104x59x33 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 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

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $266

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $227

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $147 - $157

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $265

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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