• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 350.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 384.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S8200 advantages over Sony H90

  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony H90 advantages over Nikon S8200

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (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

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 Panasonic ZS10

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
Sony H90
Panasonic ZS10
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic ZS8

Nikon S8200
Panasonic ZS8
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony H90
Panasonic ZS8
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Sony DSC-HX9V

Nikon S8200
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony H90
Sony DSC-HX9V
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS20

Nikon S8200
Panasonic ZS20
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony H90
Panasonic ZS20
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon L610

Nikon S8200
Nikon L610
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony H90
Nikon L610
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
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