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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

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 110k dots vs 80k dots
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Around 40% higher resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix 3100 Learn more about
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

Nikon Coolpix 3100 Nikon Coolpix 3100 21

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21 Nikon Coolpix 3200 Nikon Coolpix 3200

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
3100:f/2.8
3200:f/2.6
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
3.1 MP
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.5"
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
Weight Heavy Help
3100:215 g
3200:190 g
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
Size Large Help
Compact 88x65x38 mm
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
3100:110k dots
3200:80k dots
Movie format Movie support Help
480p
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 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 T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $298 body only

$385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon Coolpix 5200

Compact

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 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 T4i

Canon Rebel T4i

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

$715 - $720 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 SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $500 body only

$599 - $743 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

$575 body only

$650 - $779 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

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$448 - $498 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$400 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

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$88

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$437 - $520 body only

$528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $681 body only

$549 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

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

appearance

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