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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Aperture
Significantly 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
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
500 ms vs 510 ms
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Almost the same
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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
              A3300 IS95x56x24 mm
              S330095x58x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              S3300128 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A3300 IS510 ms
              S3300500 ms
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3300 IS5x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $373 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $131

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $596 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $120

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S330

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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