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

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix 3200

23

Nikon Coolpix 3200

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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 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
 

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
Help
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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 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 S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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

              $80 - $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              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 EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 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 SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 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 - $630 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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