Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

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Nikon Coolpix 3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
2.7"
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 26 mm vs 38 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen 2.7" vs 1.6"
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Around 70% larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Much smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 88x65x38 mm
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2.1x smaller
True resolution Much higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture more than 3x more detail in your photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Thickness Much thinner 0.7" vs 1.5"
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2x thinner
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 80k dots
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Around 3x higher resolution screen
Weight Lighter 128 g vs 190 g
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More than 30% lighter
Zoom Slightly more zoom 6x vs 3x
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Around 4x more zoom
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $149.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon 3200

Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 3200's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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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 Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S3300:230k dots
              3200:80k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S3300:2.7"
              3200:1.6"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S3300:720p @ 30fps
              3200:480p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $545 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $240

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $55 - $459

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              $150

              Size Smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix 3100

              Nikon Coolpix 3100

              Compact

              $246

              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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