Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 12.5x 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
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life Longer battery life 540 shots vs 450 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 125x96x76 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D3200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Lighter 505 g vs 583 g
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More than 10% lighter
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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 4 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D3200:Pentamirror
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D3200:3"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              D3200:505 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              D3200:11
              DSC-HX200V:9
              Size Large Help
              D3200:125x96x76 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 - $480 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $225 - $389 body only

              $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $627 - $667

              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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