Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

100

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Nikon Coolpix 5200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x60x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 110k dots
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Around 8.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 5x more detail in your photos
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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Around 9.5x larger sensor
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The D3200's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 4 fps vs 2.5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size Significantly smaller 88x60x37 mm vs 125x96x76 mm
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4.7x smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 180 g vs 505 g
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2.8x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3"
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2.1x thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        D3200:Pentamirror
        5200:Tunnel
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $715 body only

        $499 - $838 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

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        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 - $647 body only

        $544 - $747 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 D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Overall image quality Worse image quality

        Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        $100

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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        Nikon D3200

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