As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix S4300's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 145 and the PowerShot A2500) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L620 and the D3300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4300 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a touch screen and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (180 shots vs 300 shots), is older (february 2012 vs january 2016), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is not waterproof.

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the S4300)

  • Longer battery life: 220 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the S4300)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A2500 and S4300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
similar age
$332

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the S4300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the S4300)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A2300 IS and S4300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the S4300)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 26 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the S4300)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (113×64×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and S4300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
1 year newer
$241

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the S4300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the S4300)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S2700 and S4300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
4 years newer
$87 - $88

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S4300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S4300)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and S4300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 139 g

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the S4300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the S4300)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S6100 and S4300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×27 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.2), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a much shorter battery life (180 shots vs 660 shots), is older (february 2012 vs february 2014) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
2 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the S4300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the S4300)

  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and S4300

  • Light weight: 127 g vs 139 g
  • Inexpensive: $259.16 vs $295.00

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
1 year newer
$380

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the S4300)

  • Much longer battery life: 660 shots vs 180 shots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the S4300)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the L620 and S4300

  • Inexpensive: $379.95 vs $295.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, is much smaller (super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (139 g vs 430 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S4300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S4300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D3300 and S4300

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 139 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $295.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S4300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is significantly smaller (super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs large (128×93×129 mm)), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen and is newer (february 2012 vs september 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much shorter battery life (180 shots vs 340 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix S3400

Fujifilm FinePix S3400
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S3400 (vs the S4300)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3400 (vs the S4300)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S3400 and S4300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 139 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom
6 years older

Significant advantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the S4300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the S4300)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×129 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)

common strengths of the S9000 Zoom and S4300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
similar age
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the S4300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 180 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the S4300)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 430 g vs 139 g

common strengths of the L810 and S4300

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 139 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
3 years older
$519

Significant advantages of the SX10 IS (vs the S4300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much longer battery life: 340 shots vs 180 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX10 IS (vs the S4300)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Larger: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX10 IS and S4300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 139 g