Nikon Coolpix 3200 vs Nikon Coolpix 3100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
Really small
Size
Compact (88×65×38 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3100

Size
Really small
Compact (88×65×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 3100.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 3200.

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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Advantages of the Nikon 3200

Screen size
Larger screen
1.6" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
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)
Weight
Lighter
190 g vs 215 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              31001.5"
              32001.6"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              38 mm
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              3100110k dots
              320080k dots
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/3" 5.27x3.96mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Compact (88×65×38 mm)
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 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 D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $410 - $497 body only

              $489 - $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

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower 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

              $479 body only

              $550 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
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 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
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $740 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix 3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $733 - $897 body only

              $987 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

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

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $482 - $649 body only

              $587 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,123 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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