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Product Comparison: Nikon D3200 vs Nikon Coolpix P600

June 25, 2014
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Deciding which camera you should buy can pose a challenge and that’s why it is always important to do your homework by reading reviews and consumer information before pulling out your wallet.  If you have already decided you are interested in buying a Nikon, but are unsure of which model to buy, you might want to compare the Nikon D3200 and the Nikon Coolpix P600.


While for some, megapixels are not what matters in a camera, to others it is the first thing they look for when purchasing a new camera. If the latter sounds like you, you should know that the Nikon D3200 packs more megapixels than the Coolpix P600. By comparison, the Nikon D3200 features 24.2 megapixels while the Coolpix has just 16.1.

Battery Life

The Nikon D3200 and the Nikon Coolpix P600 both come equipped with rechargeable batteries, but one is going to you last much longer than the other. The Nikon D3200 is able to shoot between 500 and 540 snapshots before the battery needs a recharge as opposed to the Canon Rebel T31, which can take between about 330 photos before you will need to find an outlet. So, if you plan on spending a whole day snapping away, you should first consider buying the Nikon D3200.


Both the Nikon D3200 and the Coolpix P600 both offer 3.0” LCD screens for viewing, however, the Coolpix P600 features a screen that flips out while the Nikon D3200’s screen stays stationary. If you prefer a camera that has a flip-out screen, you may want to consider the Coolpix over the Nikon D3200.

Continuous Shooting

If you want to take photos fast and furious, you will absolutely want to opt for the Coolpix P600, which touts a shutter speed of 7 frames per second as opposed to the Nikon D3200, which can only shoot 4 frames per second.

Wi-Fi Ability

One similarity between the two camera is that both the Nikon D3200 and the Coolpix P600 come equipped with Wi-fi capability, which allows you to quickly upload your photos to share on social media, to e-mail or transfer to your iPad or computer. 


When it comes to cost and getting a deal, however, the Nikon D3200 and the Nikon Coolpix P600 vary in price by about $100. According to Consumer, the price of the Nikon D3200 is about $479, however, the model can be found as low as $449.44 through Abe’s of Main, but if you need to keep a close eye on your wallet, you may want to opt for the Coolpix P600, which can be found for about $385.