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Advantages of the Nikon AW1

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Smaller
114×72×37 mm vs 125×96×77 mm
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3x smaller
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
15 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3"
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2.1x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
201 g vs 505 g
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2.5x lighter
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
135 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$359.99 vs $549.95
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 20 lenses
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11.5x more lenses available
Battery life
Much longer battery life
540 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AW1$359.99
              D3200$549.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              AW11080p @ 60fps
              D32001080p @ 30fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots

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