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

Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Nikon Coolpix L28

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Nikon Coolpix L28

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

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
 

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
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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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:$74.95
              S3500:$79.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L28:10 cm
              S3500:5 cm
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $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

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix S3500.

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