Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200

Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
48
Overall
44
Nikon Coolpix S810c front
 
Nikon Coolpix S8200 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
47
Overall
43
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Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 Overview

Its time to look closer at the Nikon S810c and Nikon S8200, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Nikon. The resolution of the S810c (16MP) and the S8200 (16MP) is pretty similar and both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S810c was manufactured 2 years later than the S8200 and that is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting straight to a in depth comparison, here is a simple view of how the S810c matches up versus the S8200 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 Key Specs

Nikon S810c
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 216g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Revealed April 2014
Nikon S8200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 213g - 104 x 59 x 33mm
  • Released August 2011
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Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera regularly, you will want to take into account its weight and size. The Nikon S810c comes with external measurements of 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") and a weight of 216 grams (0.48 lbs) whilst the Nikon S8200 has specifications of 104mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") along with a weight of 213 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the S810c compared to the S8200.

Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S810c and S8200 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is tough to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions simply by going through specifications. The picture below will give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the S810c and S8200.

Plainly, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical megapixels so you can expect comparable quality of photographs but you should really factor the launch date of the cameras into account. The younger S810c should have an advantage in sensor tech.

Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 sensor size comparison

Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S810c Portrait photography details
Nikon S8200 Portrait photography details
36
good megapixels (16MP)
features face detection focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
41
you can focus manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S810c Street photography advice
Nikon S8200 Street photography advice
66
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
lighter than competitors in class (216 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
65
image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch focus
lighter than others (213g)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S810c Sports photography info
Nikon S8200 Sports photography info
42
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (270 shots)
lacks phase detect AF
42
long zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
max fps low (6.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery life (250 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S810c
Travel photography with Nikon S8200
68
lighter than competitors in class (216 grams)
comes with touch focus
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
great zoom (300mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (270 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
68
lighter than others (213g)
includes touch focus
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (25mm)
very long reach (350mm)
no Time Lapse recording
bad battery life (250 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S810c Landscape photography info
Nikon S8200 Landscape photography info
42
decently wide (25mm)
big screen (3.7 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
not so great battery life (270 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse mode
46
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
bad battery life (250 shots)
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S810c Vlogging highlights
Nikon S8200 Vlogging highlights
35
decently wide (25mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (216g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external mic support
34
reasonably wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others (213 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
no external mic port
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Nikon S810c vs Nikon S8200 Specifications

General Information
Company
Nikon
Nikon
Model type
Nikon Coolpix S810c
Nikon Coolpix S8200
Type
Small Sensor Superzoom
Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed
2014-04-10
2011-08-24
Body design
Compact
Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by
-
Expeed C2
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
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 photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points
9
-
Cross type focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-300mm (12.0x)
25-350mm (14.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.3-6.3
f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance
2cm
1cm
Crop factor
5.8
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
3.7"
3"
Resolution of screen
1,229k dot
961k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology
-
TFT LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
None
Features
Minimum shutter speed
4 seconds
8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
8.0 frames/s
6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
5.60 m
-
Flash modes
-
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
1920x1080
Video file format
H.264
MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Mic 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
BuiltIn
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
216 gr (0.48 lbs)
213 gr (0.47 lbs)
Dimensions
113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1")
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
270 photos
250 photos
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery ID
EN-EL23
EN-EL12
Self timer
Yes
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
microSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
One
One
Price at release
$350
$329