• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3 inch 17.3mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 320 HS advantages over Nikon S32

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.34 vs 1.15 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.7 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 40 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.2 fps vs 4.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S32 advantages over Canon 320 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 220 vs 170 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 110 HS

Canon 320 HS
Canon 110 HS
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon S32
Canon 110 HS
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony W650

Canon 320 HS
Sony W650
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S32
Sony W650
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Newer
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon A2600

Canon 320 HS
Canon A2600
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S32
Canon A2600
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon S31

Canon 320 HS
Nikon S31
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S32
Nikon S31
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch

Compared to Nikon S33

Canon 320 HS
Nikon S33
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S32
Nikon S33
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • $109
  • 1/3.1 inch
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