Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L28 vs Nikon Coolpix S3600

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S3500 over the Nikon Coolpix L28.
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L28

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L28

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the L28's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 280 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon S3500

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Size Smaller 96x57x20 mm vs 95x60x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Zoom Slightly more zoom 7x vs 5x
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Around 2x more zoom
Weight Lighter 129 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L28:$83.95
              S3500:$85.99
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L28:720p @ 30fps
              S3500:720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $75 - $126

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $94

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $68 - $73

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $103

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $69 - $104

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $120

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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