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

Nikon Coolpix L120

Winner
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

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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

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
$197.49 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $243 cheaper (2.2x 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S3200:3.9"
              L120:3.1"
              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

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S3200:24x
              L120:21x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $175

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 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

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $200

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $140 - $258

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

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

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $270

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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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.