As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S3500 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S3500's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX230 HS and the PowerShot A1400) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3600 and the Coolpix AW120)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S3500 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2013 vs february 2012), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and is slightly lighter (129 g vs 174 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
1 year newer
$514

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the S3500)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the S3500)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×66×26 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 213 g vs 129 g
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the AW120 and S3500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$260

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the S3500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the S3500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Larger: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the A1400 and S3500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 174 g vs 129 g

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
1 year older
$215

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the S3500)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the S3500)

  • Shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the A3400 IS and S3500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S3500)

  • Shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the S3300 and S3500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
similar age
$277

Significant advantages of the A3500 IS (vs the S3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A3500 IS (vs the S3500)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A3500 IS and S3500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Pentax Optio P70

Pentax Optio P70
4 years older

Significant advantages of the P70 (vs the S3500)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the P70 (vs the S3500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the P70 and S3500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S3500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs compact (103×57×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (february 2013 vs february 2011) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
2 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the S3500)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the S3500)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 215 g vs 129 g

common strengths of the SX230 HS and S3500

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 215 g vs 129 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
10 months newer
$186

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the S3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the S3500)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and S3500

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 129 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
1 year newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S3500)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and S3500

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 129 g

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
similar age

Significant advantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the S3500)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the S3500)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and S3500

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 134 g vs 129 g

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
2 years older

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the S3500)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the S3500)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 194 g vs 129 g
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the H70 and S3500

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 194 g vs 129 g

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
3 years older
$403

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the S3500)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S8000 (vs the S3500)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S8000 and S3500

  • Very small: Compact (103×57×27 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 183 g vs 129 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S3500 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (february 2013 vs february 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 5.4") and is significantly lighter (129 g vs 899 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (7x vs 83.3x), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Fujifilm FinePix S1600
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S1600 (vs the S3500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1600 (vs the S3500)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S1600 and S3500

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 129 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the S3500)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 7x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the S3500)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Super compact (97×58×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 129 g

common strengths of the P900 and S3500

  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $195.59

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S3500 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a slightly longer battery life (220 shots vs 160 shots), is newer (february 2013 vs september 2000) and is thinner (0.8" vs 2").

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
1 year older
$101

Significant advantages of the ST66 (vs the S3500)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.4

Significant disadvantages of the ST66 (vs the S3500)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ST66 and S3500

  • Inexpensive: $100.80 vs $195.59

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200
similar age

Significant advantages of the S5200 (vs the S3500)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S5200 (vs the S3500)

  • Shorter battery life: 160 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the S5200 and S3500

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 146 g vs 129 g

Fujifilm FinePix 2400 Zoom

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12 years older

Significant advantages of the 2400 Zoom (vs the S3500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 2400 Zoom (vs the S3500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 2400 Zoom and S3500

  • None found

Olympus VG-145

Olympus VG-145
1 year older

Significant advantages of the VG-145 (vs the S3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-145 (vs the S3500)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the VG-145 and S3500

  • None found