• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 156mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26mm - 182mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S5200 advantages over Nikon S3500

  • Less expensive
    $94 vs $114
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon S3500 advantages over Nikon S5200

  • More lens zoom
    7.0x vs 6.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Longer battery life
    220 vs 160 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S4300

Nikon S5200
Nikon S4300
  • $94
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S3500
Nikon S4300
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon S3300

Nikon S5200
Nikon S3300
  • $94
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S3500
Nikon S3300
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony W730

Nikon S5200
Sony W730
  • $94
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Nikon S3500
Sony W730
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Fujifilm JX680

Nikon S5200
Fujifilm JX680
  • $94
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Longer exposure
Nikon S3500
Fujifilm JX680
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony W830

Nikon S5200
Sony W830
  • $94
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Nikon S3500
Sony W830
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Newer
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