Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

Nikon Coolpix 3200

21

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Compact (88×65×38 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
190 g

Items often bought with the S3300 or 3200

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 3200.

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
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Much smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 88×65×38 mm
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2.1x smaller
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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
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
Significantly 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
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
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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
4.0 cm vs 5.0 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$134.49
              3200$139.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              3200480p
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S33002.7"
              32001.6"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S3300230k dots
              320080k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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