• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 350.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD4000 IS advantages over Nikon S8200

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/2500 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon S8200 advantages over Canon SD4000 IS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    350 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 3.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX75

Canon SD4000 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX75
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon S8200
Panasonic DMC-FX75
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS10

Canon SD4000 IS
Panasonic ZS10
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S8200
Panasonic ZS10
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon SD4000 IS
Canon ELPH 500 HS
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon S8200
Canon ELPH 500 HS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony H90

Canon SD4000 IS
Sony H90
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S8200
Sony H90
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Canon SD4000 IS
Olympus TG-1
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Nikon S8200
Olympus TG-1
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
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