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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S8000 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Released January 2013
Nikon S8000
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 30-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 183g - 103 x 57 x 27mm
  • Introduced June 2010
Photography Glossary

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 Overview

Lets take a more detailed look at the Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are offered by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the S8000 (14MP) is pretty close and they use the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was brought out 2 years after the S8000 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go in to a in depth comparison, below is a concise overview of how the S5200 grades vs the S8000 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S8000

 S5200 S8000 
IntroducedJanuary 2013June 2010More modern by 32 months

Reasons to pick Nikon S8000 over the Nikon S5200

 S8000 S5200 
Screen resolution921k460kSharper screen (+461k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S8000

 S5200 S8000 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry around your camera often, you will have to think about its weight and volume. The Nikon S5200 comes with outer dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Nikon S8000 has sizing of 103mm x 57mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.1") along with a weight of 183 grams (0.40 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at that moment. The following is the front view size comparison of the S5200 vs the S8000.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S5200 and S8000 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is hard to see the difference in sensor sizes only by researching technical specs. The picture here should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the S5200 and S8000.

As you have seen, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Nikon S5200 to result in greater detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The more recent S5200 is going to have a benefit in sensor technology.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S8000 as a Portrait photography camera
30
resolution is good (16MP)
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
28
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 Street photography highlights
Nikon S8000 Street photography highlights
48
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
56
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon S5200
Sports photography with Nikon S8000
28
resolution is good (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (160 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect AF
35
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
slow fps (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 Travel photography info
Nikon S8000 Travel photography info
68
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse mode
bad battery pack (160 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
61
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
very long zoom (300mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon S8000 Landscape photography highlights
42
fairly wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
bad battery pack (160 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse mode
37
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S8000 as a Vlogging camera
33
fairly wide (26mm)
very good max aperture (f)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
missing mic port
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (30mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone socket
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Nikon S8000
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Nikon Coolpix S8000
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S5200 Nikon Coolpix S8000
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-01-29 2010-06-16
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Expeed C2
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-156mm (6.0x) 30-300mm (10.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance - 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate - 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format - H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 146g (0.32 lbs) 183g (0.40 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 103 x 57 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL19 EN-EL12
Self timer - Yes (3 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $130 $300