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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S8200 front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
47
Overall
42

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 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
  • Revealed January 2013
Nikon S8200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 213g - 104 x 59 x 33mm
  • Launched August 2011
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 Overview

Following is a thorough assessment of the Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both built by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the S8200 (16MP) is relatively well matched and they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S5200 was released 18 months after the S8200 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the S5200 grades vs the S8200 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S8200

 S5200 S8200 
LaunchedJanuary 2013August 2011More modern by 18 months

Reasons to pick Nikon S8200 over the Nikon S5200

 S8200 S5200 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen resolution961k460kCrisper screen (+501k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S8200

 S5200 S8200 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera regularly, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Nikon S5200 has got outer measurements 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 S8200 has dimensions of 104mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 213 grams (0.47 lbs).

Compare the Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you choose at that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the S5200 against the S8200.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the S5200 and S8200 is 95 and 91 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to visualise the gap between sensor sizes just by looking at specifications. The pic below should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the S5200 and S8200.

Plainly, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact megapixels and you can expect similar quality of pictures though you have to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The newer S5200 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S8200 as a Portrait photography camera
30
MP count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
40
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers face detection autofocus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon S5200
Street photography with Nikon S8200
48
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
lighter than competition in class (213 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon S8200 as a Sports photography camera
28
MP count good (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery (160 shots)
has no phase detect auto focus
41
excellent zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (6.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (250 shots)
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 Travel photography highlights
Nikon S8200 Travel photography highlights
68
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
not so great battery (160 per charge)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
68
lighter than competition in class (213g)
supports touch to focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (25mm)
long reach (350mm)
lack of Timelapse function
not so great battery pack (250 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography info
Nikon S8200 Landscape photography info
42
relatively wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3")
MP count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
not so great battery (160 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
45
focusing manually
really wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
not so great battery pack (250 shots)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 Vlogging information
Nikon S8200 Vlogging information
33
relatively wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone socket
34
really wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (213g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone port
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S8200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Nikon S8200
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Nikon Coolpix S8200
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S5200 Nikon Coolpix S8200
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-29 2011-08-24
Body design 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 surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 125 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 25-350mm (14.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 961 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146 gr (0.32 lbs) 213 gr (0.47 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 104 x 59 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 250 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 EN-EL12
Self timer - Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $130 $329