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 (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
126 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

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
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$159.99 vs $179.00
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2400 IS175 shots
              S3300180 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A2400 IS3.0 cm
              S33005.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A2400 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $85

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $116

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot 350

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Digicam

              $199 - $200

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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