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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

Nikon Coolpix 3200

22

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
2.7"
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

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)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

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
Help
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
Sensor size
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)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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the Nikon 3200
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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
              S3300$159.99
              3200$149.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33005.0 cm
              32004.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S33002.7"
              32001.6"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              3200480p
              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

              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $91

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $99 - $127

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

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 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

              $475 - $649 body only

              $589 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

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

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