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Advantages of the Nikon S8000

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
30 mm vs 36 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 207k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Size
Smaller
103×57×27 mm vs 113×72×79 mm
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4.1x smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 7.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 3.1"
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2.9x thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,250 ISO
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The S8000's maximum light sensitivity is 2.7 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
183 g vs 340 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$402.71 vs $456.98
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ8

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ8's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S80003,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ81,250 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S800030 mm
              DMC-FZ836 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S80001/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-FZ81/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S80009.8 MP
              DMC-FZ87.1 MP

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              Nikon Coolpix S8000
              Coolpix S8000
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