• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S8000 advantages over Sony DSC-H55

  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Sony DSC-H55 advantages over Nikon S8000

  • Less expensive
    $249 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 310 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W370

Nikon S8000
Sony DSC-W370
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony DSC-H55
Sony DSC-W370
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Less shutter lag
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon S8100

Nikon S8000
Nikon S8100
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Less shutter lag
Sony DSC-H55
Nikon S8100
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

Compared to Sony DSC-HX7V

Nikon S8000
Sony DSC-HX7V
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
Sony DSC-H55
Sony DSC-HX7V
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony DSC-H70

Nikon S8000
Sony DSC-H70
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Sony DSC-H55
Sony DSC-H70
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm T300

Nikon S8000
Fujifilm T300
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony DSC-H55
Fujifilm T300
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Longer exposure
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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