Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A3300 IS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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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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
A3300 IS:95x56x24 mm
S3300:95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
A3300 IS:510 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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
A3300 IS:5x
S3300:6x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$99

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

$87

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot A2600

Canon PowerShot A2600

Compact

$99 - $110

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Compact

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Compact

$97

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$230 - $249

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$109 - $180

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Compact

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Screen size Smaller screen

Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$86 - $120

Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
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 S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$107

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

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

appearance

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discussion

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