Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW120 vs Nikon D3300

Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

100

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

45

Nikon Coolpix AW110

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW110

Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW110

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Significantly smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 125x96x76 mm
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5.1x smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 3"
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3.1x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 193 g vs 505 g
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2.6x lighter
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $238.95 vs $319.00
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 12.5x larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life 540 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D3200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              AW110:9
              D3200:11
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Nikon Coolpix AW110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $594

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $265 - $330

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $396

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $348

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $545 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Size Slightly larger

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