Nikon Coolpix 5200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x60x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

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

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
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size Smaller 88x60x37 mm vs 88x65x38 mm
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More than 10% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 5 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 2.5 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Weight Slightly lighter 180 g vs 190 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.5" vs 1.5"
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Almost the same
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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"
Screen size Very small screens Help
3200:1.6"
5200:1.5"
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
3200:3.1 MP
5200:5 MP
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3200:1.5 fps
5200:2.5 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
3200:80k dots
5200:110k dots
Movie format Standard resolution video Help
3200:480p
5200:480p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Size Large Help
3200:88x65x38 mm
5200:88x60x37 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$200 - $1,148 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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 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 T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $681 body only

$499 - $823 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $871 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$370 - $400 body only

$500 - $590 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 - $650 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

Nikon Coolpix 3100

Compact

Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix 3200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$101

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

Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $567 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$847 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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