Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

Items often bought with the Nikon L120 or Fujifilm S3200

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.

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
Cheaper
$149.99 vs $415.79
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The best price we've seen is $266 cheaper (2.8x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
110×77×78 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S32003.9"
              L1203.1"
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S32001.2 fps
              L1200.7 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              S3200720p @ 30fps
              L120720p

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S320024x
              L12021x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,240 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $310

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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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.