Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

46

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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 A3300 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Size
Really small
Compact (95×57×24 mm)

Items often bought with the Nikon S3300 or Canon A3300 IS

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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.

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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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$134.49 vs $179.00
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 20% 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 IS95×57×24 mm
              S330095×58×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              S3300128 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3300 IS1"
              S33000.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3300 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $559 - $747 body only

              $649 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $92

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

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              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 A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $115

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $134

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $218

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $137

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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