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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S800c front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c 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 S800c
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 184g - 111 x 60 x 27mm
  • Revealed February 2013
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c Overview

Below is a in depth review of the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S800c, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are created by Nikon. The image resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the S800c (16MP) is relatively similar and both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S5200 was introduced at a similar time to the S800c so they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a complete comparison, here is a brief summary of how the S5200 grades versus the S800c in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S800c

 S5200 S800c 

Reasons to pick Nikon S800c over the Nikon S5200

 S800c S5200 
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution819k460kSharper screen (+359k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S800c

 S5200 S800c 
RevealedJanuary 2013February 2013Similar generation
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera regularly, you have to factor its weight and volume. The Nikon S5200 comes with exterior measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Nikon S800c has sizing of 111mm x 60mm x 27mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 184 grams (0.41 lbs).

Check out the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S800c in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you select during that time. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the S5200 and the S800c.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the S5200 and S800c is 95 and 93 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to visualise the gap between sensor measurements simply by reviewing technical specs. The graphic underneath may provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the S5200 and S800c.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same exact MP so you should expect similar quality of pictures but you may want to consider the production date of the products into consideration.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography info
Nikon S800c Portrait photography info
30
MP count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
35
resolution is good (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Street photography camera
Nikon S800c as a Street photography camera
48
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography features
Nikon S800c Sports photography features
28
MP count good (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery (160 shots)
lacks phase detect AF
41
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (140 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 Travel photography details
Nikon S800c Travel photography details
68
MP count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse function
terrible battery (160 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
65
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
long reach (250mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
bad battery pack (140 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography details
Nikon S800c Landscape photography details
42
quite wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
screen size is good (3")
MP count good (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
terrible battery (160 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse function
41
quite wide (25mm)
screen larger than average (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
bad battery pack (140 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon S5200
Vlogging with Nikon S800c
33
quite wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone support
35
quite wide (25mm)
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone socket
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S800c Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Nikon S800c
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Nikon Coolpix S800c
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S5200 Nikon Coolpix S800c
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-01-29 2013-02-04
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Expeed C2
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 125 125
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3.5 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 819 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating OLED panel with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146 gr (0.32 pounds) 184 gr (0.41 pounds)
Physical dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 111 x 60 x 27mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 160 photographs 140 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 EN-EL12
Self timer - Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $130 $290