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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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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 $245.87
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.5"
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              3.1 MP
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3100:1.5"
              3200:1.6"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              3100:110k dots
              3200:80k dots
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
              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

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $816 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 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 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 SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $599 body only

              $549 - $724 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 T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 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 T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 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
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm 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

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot SD500

              Compact

              $499

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

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

              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              $150

              Size Smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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