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Nikon Coolpix S3200 Digital Camera

16MP 6x CCD 4x Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Fourteen Nikon Coolpix S3200 owners who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Andrew Ryback mentioned “I have a Nikon SLR which takes awesome pics.” in his review of this digital camera. Andrew Ryback also said “Takes very good, sharp pictures at a low price”. Two years ago Dr. M. Rhodes scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S3200 review on Amazon “Shoot camera that produces better pictures than your iPhone”.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Dr. M. Rhodes gave the Nikon Coolpix S3200 a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Offer a useful zoom range and high resolution images”. Dr. M. Rhodes also wrote “It can do faster consecutive shooting (1.3 frames per second as compared with 0.7 frames per second”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon Coolpix S3200 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. 2cjs rated this digital camera as very good and said two years ago “Nikon quality, perfect for quick shots” in their review of this digital camera. Christopher Onyeka Nwafor wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S3200 review on Amazon “I am in love with this camera cos it's picture quality is amazing”. Two years ago Dee mentioned on Amazon “Video quality also fine” in his review but despite that he gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers thought it was good value for money. Dee wrote “Fine for the price” but despite that he only gave it a score of 1 stars. Rolf Berge wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S3200 review on Amazon “Design are good for the price”. Rolf Berge also said “It would be better to burn my money then buying this crap, stay away”.

One Nikon Coolpix S3200 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Dr. M. Rhodes mentioned on Amazon “Because this renders last year's model obsolete, you can get a very good deal by buying a used model, which typically halves in price when its replacement appears”.

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Good Brand

Nikon is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Size

Two people said in their reviews that the product was thin. Three years ago expert website Ephotozine wrote “Its slim body and low price make it an ideal camera for the casual user who likes to take pictures w” in their Nikon Coolpix S3200 review however despite that they gave the Nikon Coolpix S3200 a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix S3200 owner thought this digital camera was easy to carry around. Andrew Ryback said “Would be easy to carry around” yet he gave this digital camera a rating of 20 out of 100. One Nikon Coolpix S3200 owner reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S3200 was compact. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S3200 is a compact camera with a 16 megapixel sensor”.

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Nice Design

A number of Nikon Coolpix S3200 owners concluded that it was a good design. Andrew Ryback mentioned on Amazon four years ago “It's also has a nice design” in his Nikon Coolpix S3200 review yet he only scored it 20 out of 100. One customer who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Dr. M. Rhodes mentioned “Come in a variety of eye-catching colours” in their review and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

A few Nikon Coolpix S3200 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Dr. M. Rhodes wrote “The Nikon Coolpix "S" series of cameras are small point-and-shoot zoom cameras that fit easily in your pocket” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S3200. Dr. M. Rhodes also mentioned “It has a slightly longer zoom range (6x as compared with 5x”.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix S3200 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Parthianshot wrote “I am competent and know how to use a camera for everyday pictures, this camera is the worst I have ever owned” in their review.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S3200 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. Andrew Ryback said “The camera itself seems to be well built and feels solid” .

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix S3200 owner who purchased the product considered that it was good for video recording.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the J1458W[pl_1861982_price], or the J1250[pl_1773000_price] both from GE or the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6500[plb_1882940_price], the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S3200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S3200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], and the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S3200 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Nikon Coolpix S3200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S3200. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S3200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S3200 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Coolpix S3200 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S3200. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Thin

The thinnest camera of this age and spec is 4mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. With a depth of only 19.5 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix S3200 is one of the thinner digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera received a score of 60% from expert review site Ephotozine. This puts this Nikon camera in the bottom 10% of all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Poor

People who bought this compact camera camera rated this digital camera 60% on average. That puts this Nikon camera in the bottom 7% of all the cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S3200 have an image stabiliser, however the Coolpix S3200 does not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S3200 support video recording, however the Nikon Coolpix S3200 does not support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS[plb_1549622_price], or the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S3200 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S3200 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S3200 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8".

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the PowerShot A2300[pl_1484680_price], or the PowerShot A810[pl_408150_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which has better reviews.

If this Nikon camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] (2.8"), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S3200, the Coolpix S3200 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000[plb_394895_price], the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S3200 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S3200 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix S3200 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S3200 also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S3200 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S3200 are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix S3200 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S3200. The shooting modes "Manual" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Nikon Coolpix S3200 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras of this age and spec have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix S3200 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One White Balance Mode

The Coolpix S3200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this Nikon camera. The white balance modes Underwater are also found on this camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.5, the Nikon Coolpix S3200 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S3200. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S3200 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S3200

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S3200.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S3200 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price], the Finepix F800[pl_1518759_price], and the FinePix Z1000[pl_394895_price] all from Fujifilm is also worth considering.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W570[plb_2128686_price] (16.1MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9[plb_1971915_price] (16.1MP), or the Vivitar S325[plb_1838906_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S3200 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S3200.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1426159_price], or the IXUS 115 HS[pl_1526810_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price].

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S3200 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Other 6x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Coolpix S4300[pl_401084_price], or the Coolpix S3300[pl_1378452_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix S3500[pl_2119299_price] (7x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S3400[pl_2072942_price] (7x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Leica C (Typ 112)[plb_2025175_price] (7.1x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S3200 has a relatively standard weight (128 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 128g digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S4150[pl_1146874_price], and the Coolpix S3300[pl_1378452_price] both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port

Expert Reviews

(4)
6 February 2013

The S3200 is likely to appeal to the casual user who likes to take pictures when out with friends and upload them to Facebook. Pictures have decent colour reproduction but lack detail when viewed...

6 February 2013

The S3200 is likely to appeal to the casual user who likes to take pictures when out with friends and upload them to Facebook. Pictures have decent colour reproduction but lack detail when viewed...

Kompakt foto?raf makineleri son y?llarda teknolojinin de geli?mesiyle özelliklerini iyice art?rd?. Bunlardan biri olan Nikon Coolpix S3200 , 16 Megapiksel çözünürlük sunuyor.6X optik... Read more…

27 February 2014

De todas maneras, no podemos negar que se encuentran en un claro declive . Cada vez son más los usuarios que al decidirse por adquirir una cámara fotográfica prefieren elegir un modelo... Read more…

User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 12 December 2014 by 2cjs
(Verified Purchase)

Nikon quality, perfect for quick shots.

The Nikon Coolpix "S" series of cameras are small point-and-shoot zoom cameras that fit easily in your pocket, and offer a useful zoom range and high resolution images. The "S" stands for "Style"... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2014 by Rolf Berge

The build quality and design are good for the price but thats it. The images it takes is the worst i have ever seen. It would be better to burn my money then buying this crap, stay away.

Reviewed 18 January 2014 by Dee

This was the first time I've bought an electrical item on a whim without researching... I'll never do that again!

Daytime outdoor shots are fine, not brilliant, but fine for the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by Parthianshot

Like others (see reviews for same model, different colour case)I have been very disappointed with this camera. I bought it as a short term replacement for a Pentax that was aging, wish I'd kept... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers S3200Blue
Barcodes 00018208263394, 00018208263424, 00018208927128, 00018208927142, 00018208927166

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