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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 (95×58×19 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 (94×54×20 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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
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
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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 2 f-stops better
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 IS94×54×20 mm
              S330095×58×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2400 IS0.8"
              S33000.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS126 g
              S3300128 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2400 IS720p @ 25fps
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A2400 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2400 IS5x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              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 slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $584

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $115

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              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
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $101

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $109 - $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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