Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A3200 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A3200 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
Size Smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 128 g vs 149 g
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More than 10% lighter
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A3200 IS:95x56x24 mm
        S3300:95x58x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        A3200 IS:490 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
        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 Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A3200 IS:5x
        S3300:6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $85

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

        Compact

        $122

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $149

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies

        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 S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $80 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $98

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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