Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x54x20 mm
Weight
Light-weight
126 g
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS. Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A2400 IS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S3300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
500 ms vs 520 ms
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$100.00 vs $174.00
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2400 IS94x54x20 mm
              S330095x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2400 IS0.8"
              S33000.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS126 g
              S3300128 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A2400 IS520 ms
              S3300500 ms
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2400 IS175 shots
              S3300180 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2400 IS720p @ 25fps
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A2400 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2400 IS5x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $155

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $195

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $128

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $286

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $83

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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