The Nikon Coolpix 3700 is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix 3700's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A560) and Nikon (such as the D3300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 3700 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (96×50×31 mm) vs professional size (137×104×84 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.3") and is much lighter (162 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 24.2 MP).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A560 (vs the 3700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 134k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A560 (vs the 3700)

  • Much larger: Professional size (137×104×84 mm) vs Compact (96×50×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 1.2"
  • Much heavier: 599 g vs 162 g

common strengths of the DSLR-A560 and 3700

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
10 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the 3700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 134k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the 3700)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (96×50×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 430 g vs 162 g

common strengths of the D3300 and 3700

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 162 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 3700)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 134k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 3700)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (96×50×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.2"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 162 g

common strengths of the T5i and 3700

  • None found