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

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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
Lens
 

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
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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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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

$131

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$100

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$167

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$87

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Compact

$200

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Better macro capability
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 - $579 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

Size Smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$681 - $700 body only

$499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$564 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

Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Smaller screen

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