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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 3200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
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 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 3200.
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
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              32001.6"
              52001.5"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              38 mm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.5"
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Movie format Standard resolution video Help
              3200480p
              5200480p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              32001.5 fps
              52002.5 fps
              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 Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $482 - $649 body only

              $587 - $699 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 T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 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

              $550 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 D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 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
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 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

              $368 body only

              $640 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
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm 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
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $410 - $497 body only

              $489 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,123 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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