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

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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

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
Thickness
Thin
1"
 

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
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
500 ms vs 510 ms
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.00 vs $139.99
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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 IS:95x56x24 mm
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3300 IS:$139.99
              S3300:$99.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $79 - $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $123

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $119

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

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $80 - $124

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Size Slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB2200F

              Samsung WB2200F

              Super zoom

              $298 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $80 - $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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