Nikon Coolpix 3200 vs Nikon Coolpix 3100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3100

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

differences

Advantages of the Nikon 3100

Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
110k dots vs 80k dots
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Around 40% higher resolution screen
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.00 vs $218.20
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              3100:f/2.8
              3200:f/2.6
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.5"
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              3.1 MP
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3100:1.5"
              3200:1.6"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              38 mm
              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
              3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $334 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $553 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $443 - $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $569 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon Coolpix 3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D300S

              Nikon D300S

              Pro DSLR

              $2,550 with 18-200mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

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

              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              $150

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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