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

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Nikon Coolpix L28

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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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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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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Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 96x57x20 mm vs 95x60x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 129 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
Zoom Slightly more zoom 7x vs 5x
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Around 2x more zoom
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L28:$87.99
              S3500:$93.99
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L28:10 cm
              S3500:5 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $372

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $118

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $85 - $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $155 - $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $128

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $116

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $140

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Thickness Thicker

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