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

Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Nikon Coolpix L28

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3500

49

Nikon Coolpix L28

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L28. Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3500.

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$59.99 vs $119.95
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
Weight
Lighter
129 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L28$59.99
              S3500$119.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L2810 cm
              S35005 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L28720p @ 30fps
              S3500720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L285x
              S35007x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $86

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $195

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $78 - $91

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $129

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $153

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $127

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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