As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S3200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S3200's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX410 IS and the PowerShot SX530 HS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S3300 and the FinePix S4200)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2011 vs january 2013), is significantly more expensive ($697.99 vs $199.00) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
4 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the S3200)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the S3200)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX410 IS and S3200

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 540 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Fujifilm FinePix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and S3200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 540 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4200 and S3200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 540 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S8500 (vs the S3200)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S8500 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8500 and S3200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 670 g vs 540 g

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
1 year newer
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the S3200)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the S3200)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L310 and S3200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 540 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4500 and S3200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 540 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A350 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A350 (vs the S3200)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A350 and S3200

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S3200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S3200)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and S3200

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3200 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 614k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs super compact (99×60×17 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Samsung MV900F MultiView

Samsung MV900F MultiView
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the S3200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (99×60×17 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 3.9"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the S3200)

  • Less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the MV900F MultiView and S3200

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
1 year newer
$241

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the S3200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 125 g vs 540 g

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the S3200)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Less zoom: 6x vs 24x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S2700 and S3200

  • None found