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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Compact (95×57×24 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

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
3.0 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
Size
Smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 95×57×24 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 2 f-stops 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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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
              A3200 IS95×57×24 mm
              S330095×58×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3200 IS149 g
              S3300128 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3200 IS1"
              S33000.7"
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3200 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3200 IS5x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $146

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $169

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD700 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD700 IS

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $326

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $228

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $200

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              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
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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