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

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

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
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              3100f/2.8
              3200f/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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.5"
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              3.1 MP
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              38 mm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              31001.5"
              32001.6"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              3100110k dots
              320080k dots
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $499 body only

              $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
              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 T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $566 - $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
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 5200

              Compact

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $620 - $700 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 D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $630 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              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

              $339 body only

              $349 - $429 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

              Nikon Coolpix 3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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