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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x54x20 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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 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
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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2400 IS:94x54x20 mm
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2400 IS:0.8"
              S3300:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS:126 g
              S3300:128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2400 IS:$84.99
              S3300:$92.09
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A2400 IS:520 ms
              S3300:500 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2400 IS:175 shots
              S3300:180 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2400 IS:720p @ 25fps
              S3300:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2400 IS:5x
              S3300:6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $131 - $156

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $176

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79

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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $126

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $104 - $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              appearance

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