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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3100

Size
Really small
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon 3100

Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Nikon 3100 vs the Nikon 3200.
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the Nikon 3100

Advantages of the Nikon 3200

Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the 3200's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Screen size Larger screen 1.6" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight Lighter 190 g vs 215 g
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More than 10% lighter
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the Nikon 3200
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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 Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.5"
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
3.1 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Screen size Very small screens Help
3100:1.5"
3200:1.6"
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
38 mm
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
3100:110k dots
3200:80k dots
Movie format Movie support Help
480p
Size Large Help
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $290 body only

$350 - $379 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $681 body only

$499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $500 body only

$599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

$200 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon Coolpix 3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $656 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Nikon Coolpix 5200

Compact

Sensor size Larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$92

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder

appearance

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