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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

47

Runner-up

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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS. Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $135.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 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 IS95x56x24 mm
              S330095x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              S3300128 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3300 IS1"
              S33000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3300 IS$135.00
              S3300$100.00
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3300 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3300 IS5x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $155

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $241 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Size Slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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