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Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80

Portability
97
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24
Nikon Coolpix S220 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Nikon S220
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 2000
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 100g - 90 x 56 x 18mm
  • Revealed February 2009
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Introduced September 2010
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Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 Overview

Here is a extended review of the Nikon S220 and Nikon S80, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both sold by Nikon. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the S220 (10MP) and S80 (14MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S220 was brought out 19 months prior to the S80 making them a generation apart from one another. Both the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight to a complete comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the S220 grades vs the S80 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S220 over the Nikon S80

 S220 S80 

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Nikon S220

 S80 S220 
IntroducedSeptember 2010February 2009Fresher by 19 months
Display dimensions3.5"2.5"Larger display (+1")
Display resolution819k230kClearer display (+589k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon S220 and Nikon S80

 S220 S80 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry your camera regularly, you'll have to factor its weight and measurements. The Nikon S220 has physical dimensions of 90mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.5" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 100 grams (0.22 lbs) and the Nikon S80 has proportions of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Compare the Nikon S220 and Nikon S80 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have attached during that time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the S220 against the S80.

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S220 and S80 is 97 and 96 respectively.

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to see the difference in sensor sizing merely by seeing a spec sheet. The photograph below will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the S220 and S80.

Clearly, both of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Nikon S80 to show more detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop images more aggressively. The older S220 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S220 Portrait photography features
Nikon S80 Portrait photography features
19
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
low resolution (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
33
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S220 as a Street photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Street photography camera
48
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
63
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S220 Sports photography details
Nikon S80 Sports photography details
16
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
40
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
includes tracking focus
max fps low (1.3 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (150 per charge)
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S220 Travel photography factors
Nikon S80 Travel photography factors
52
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
low resolution (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
60
comes with touch focus
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (150 shots)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S220 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon S80 Landscape photography highlights
22
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
lack of manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
36
screen larger than average (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
no manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
not so great battery life (150 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S220 Vlogging details
Nikon S80 Vlogging details
22
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external mic support
30
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic port
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Nikon S220 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S220 and Nikon S80
 Nikon Coolpix S220Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S220 Nikon Coolpix S80
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2009-02-03 2010-09-08
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Expeed C2
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 2000 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-105mm (3.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 7cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dot 819k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter speed 11.0 frames/s 1.3 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 100g (0.22 lbs) 133g (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 90 x 56 x 18mm (3.5" x 2.2" x 0.7") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 150 images
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL10 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (3 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $56 $191