Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs 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
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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 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 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 Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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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 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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S3300:6x
        3200:3x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $80 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $98

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $160

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Lowest price More expensive

        Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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

        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $499 - $823 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
        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Size Slightly larger

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