As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Nikon Coolpix S32 is also often compared to compacts, travel zooms, ultra compacts and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S32's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix W100 and the Coolpix S100) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP60 and the FinePix XP50)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S32 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2014 vs january 2010) and is slightly less expensive ($179.99 vs $455.96).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (108×66×40 mm) vs compact (99×63×24 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.7 MP), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (1.6" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
similar age
$514

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the S32)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and S32

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Fujifilm FinePix XP60
1 year older

Significant advantages of the XP60 (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP60 (vs the S32)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP60 and S32

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 790 SW

Olympus Stylus 790 SW
6 years older
$456

Significant advantages of the 790 SW (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 790 SW (vs the S32)

  • None found

common strengths of the 790 SW and S32

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS2 (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS2 (vs the S32)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS2 and S32

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Fujifilm FinePix XP50
2 years older

Significant advantages of the XP50 (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP50 (vs the S32)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP50 and S32

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
1 year newer
$150

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the S32)

  • None found

common strengths of the S33 and S32

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S32 compared to compact competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a significantly longer battery life (220 shots vs 150 shots), is newer (february 2014 vs january 2009) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 820k dots), is much larger (mid size (108×66×40 mm) vs super compact (97×58×21 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.8 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100
2 years older
$260

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the S32)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (99×65×18 mm) vs Mid size (108×66×40 mm)
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 820k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the S32)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 220 shots
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S100 and S32

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 138 g vs 175 g
  • Inexpensive: $259.88 vs $179.99

Pentax Optio E70

Pentax Optio E70
5 years older

Significant advantages of the E70 (vs the S32)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×61×26 mm) vs Mid size (108×66×40 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the E70 (vs the S32)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 30 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the E70 and S32

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 175 g vs 175 g

Nikon Coolpix S5300

Nikon Coolpix S5300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S5300 (vs the S32)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs Mid size (108×66×40 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 26 mm vs 30 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S5300 (vs the S32)

  • Shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 220 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S5300 and S32

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 138 g vs 175 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S32 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and is much larger (mid size (108×66×40 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
similar age
$278

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the S32)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Mid size (108×66×40 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the S32)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and S32

  • Very light: 142 g vs 175 g
  • Inexpensive: $277.56 vs $179.99

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
1 year newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the S32)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Mid size (108×66×40 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the S32)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and S32

  • Very light: 126 g vs 175 g
  • Very inexpensive: $118.00 vs $179.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
1 year newer
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the S32)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 30 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 3x

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the S32)

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and S32

  • Light weight: 245 g vs 175 g
  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $179.99

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S32 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2014 vs january 2010), is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.7), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (30 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (mid size (108×66×40 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×17 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is thicker (1.6" vs 0.7").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
4 years older
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the S32)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and S32

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S32 compared to digicam competitors include: it is waterproof.

However, on average it is older (february 2014 vs august 2016).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
2 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S32)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S32)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and S32

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 175 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $179.99