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
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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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Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Fujifilm FinePix S3200 56

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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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        S3200:1.2 fps
        L120:0.7 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        S3200:720p @ 30fps
        L120:720p
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S3200:24x
        L120:21x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $173

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

        Super zoom

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $239

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger

        Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $230

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $140

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $185 - $220

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $300

        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon D60

        Nikon D60

        Entry-level DSLR

        $900 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $165

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $194 - $279

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $299

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        appearance

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        discussion

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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.