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Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36
Nikon Coolpix S3300 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 Key Specs

Nikon S3300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-156mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 128g - 95 x 58 x 19mm
  • Announced February 2012
Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Nikon S3300 versus Nikon S5200, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both offered by Nikon. The image resolution of the S3300 (16MP) and the S5200 (16MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S3300 was released 12 months before the S5200 and they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the S3300 grades versus the S5200 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S3300 over the Nikon S5200

 S3300 S5200 
Focus manually Very precise focusing

Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S3300

 S5200 S3300 
RevealedJanuary 2013February 2012More modern by 12 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S3300 and Nikon S5200

 S3300 S5200 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera often, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Nikon S3300 has outside dimensions of 95mm x 58mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.7") having a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Nikon S5200 has measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the S3300 versus the S5200.

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the S3300 and S5200 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is hard to visualise the gap between sensor sizes just by checking technical specs. The pic underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the S3300 and S5200.

As you can tell, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same exact resolution and you should expect similar quality of files though you would want to take the release date of the products into consideration. The more aged S3300 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 sensor size comparison

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S3300 Portrait photography information
Nikon S5200 Portrait photography information
40
focusing manually
MP count good (16MP)
has face detection autofocus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
30
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S3300 Street photography factors
Nikon S5200 Street photography factors
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (128 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
48
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon S3300
Sports photography with Nikon S5200
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery (180 shots)
has no phase detect autofocus
28
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery (160 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S3300
Travel photography with Nikon S5200
66
lighter than competition (128 grams)
MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
no Timelapse function
not so great battery (180 shots)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
68
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse mode
terrible battery (160 per charge)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S3300 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon S5200 Landscape photography highlights
41
focusing manually
relatively wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
not so great battery (180 per charge)
no Timelapse function
42
decently wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f)
good sized screen (3 inch)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
terrible battery (160 shots)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon S3300
Vlogging with Nikon S5200
33
relatively wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
lighter than competition (128g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone jack
33
decently wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
lack of external microphone socket
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Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S5200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S3300 and Nikon S5200
 Nikon Coolpix S3300Nikon Coolpix S5200
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S5200
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2012-02-01 2013-01-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 26-156mm (6.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-6.5 -
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 -
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 128g (0.28 lb) 146g (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 58 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.7") 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 180 photographs 160 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $99 $130