Nikon Coolpix 5200 vs Nikon Coolpix 3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Really small
Size
Compact (88×60×37 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
Light-weight
Weight
180 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact (88×65×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
190 g

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Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 5200.

differences

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)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3000s vs 1/2000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size
Smaller
88×60×37 mm vs 88×65×38 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" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              3200f/2.6
              5200f/2.8
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              32001.6"
              52001.5"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              38 mm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.5"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              32003.1 MP
              52005 MP
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Movie format Standard resolution video Help
              3200480p
              5200480p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              32001.5 fps
              52002.5 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              320080k dots
              5200110k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 body only

              $370 - $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 T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $650 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 - $509 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

              $479 body only

              $566 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 EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $750 body only

              $1,049 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 body only

              $430 - $448 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 EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $929 - $1,099 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 Coolpix 3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix 3100

              Nikon Coolpix 3100

              Compact

              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $477 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,249 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

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