Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S3200 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3200

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 21x
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More than 30% more zoom
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $379.99 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 540 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.9"
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More than 20% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S3200:3.9"
              L120:3.1"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S3200:540 g
              L120:406 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S3200:1.2 fps
              L120:0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S3200:720p @ 30fps
              L120:720p
              Size Large Help
              S3200:118x80x99 mm
              L120:110x77x78 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S3200:24x
              L120:21x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $146

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $200

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L15

              Nikon Coolpix L15

              Compact

              $124

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $99 - $229

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $279

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $328

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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              discussion

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200
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              Nikon Coolpix L120
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              Guest (9:46 PM, January 13, 2012)
              The votes say it all.  Fuji FTW- you pay too much for the Nikon name
               
              fuji (9:42 PM, January 13, 2012)
              I bought the Fuji because of the price and the viewfinder.  Something I don't see mentioned here also, Fuji is 14mp, while the Nikon is only 12 or 12.1mp.  The Fuji is a great value!  The only real big perk I see that the Nikon has over the Fuji is slightly better image stabilization.  However, the Fuji has the viewfinder allowing you to rest the camera against your face to steady your shots.  Picture quality on each is close, as I have a friend who owns the L120.  They're both good camera's, but for the price I don't see how anyone would choose the L120 over the Fuji, unless the Nikon name means that much to them.  The Fuji S3200 is probably the best bridge camera you can find for under $200 bucks.