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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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 $299.99 vs $339.80
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S8200:961k dots
              S9100:921k dots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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 Common Weaknesses

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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $230

              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 S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $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 S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              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 SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $422 - $446

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $195

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $356

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

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