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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S810c front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2013
Nikon S810c
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 216g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Released April 2014
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are offered by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the S810c (16MP) is very well matched and both cameras posses the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was launched 14 months prior to the S810c making them a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a complete comparison, here is a brief overview of how the S5200 grades against the S810c in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S810c

 S5200 S810c 

Reasons to pick Nikon S810c over the Nikon S5200

 S810c S5200 
ReleasedApril 2014January 2013More recent by 14 months
Display dimensions3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1229k460kCrisper display (+769k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S810c

 S5200 S810c 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and size. The Nikon S5200 features physical dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Nikon S810c has specifications of 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") along with a weight of 216 grams (0.48 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the S5200 and the S810c.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the S5200 and S810c is 95 and 91 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to envision the gap between sensor measurements purely by checking a spec sheet. The graphic here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the S5200 and S810c.

Clearly, each of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the same exact MP therefore you can expect similar quality of files though you may want to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The older S5200 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon S810c Portrait photography highlights
30
megapixel count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
35
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
features face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 Street photography details
Nikon S810c Street photography details
48
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus by touch
lighter than competition in class (216 grams)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography advice
Nikon S810c Sports photography advice
28
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (160 CIPA)
no phase detect AF
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery power (270 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 Travel photography factors
Nikon S810c Travel photography factors
68
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (26mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (160 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
68
lighter than competition in class (216g)
comes with focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
great reach (300mm)
missing Timelapse mode
bad battery power (270 per charge)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon S810c as a Landscape photography camera
42
pretty wide (26mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
terrible battery power (160 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse mode
41
reasonably wide (25mm)
lovely big screen (3.7 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
bad battery power (270 shots)
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 Vlogging advice
Nikon S810c Vlogging advice
33
pretty wide (26mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
lack of mic support
35
reasonably wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (216 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone support
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S810c Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Nikon S810c
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Nikon Coolpix S810c
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S5200 Nikon Coolpix S810c
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-29 2014-04-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.3-6.3
Macro focusing range - 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3.7"
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate - 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 5.60 m
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format - H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146 gr (0.32 lbs) 216 gr (0.48 lbs)
Physical dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 photos 270 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 EN-EL23
Self timer - Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC microSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $130 $350