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Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Size
Much smaller
95×57×24 mm vs 103×57×27 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Weight
Lighter
149 g vs 183 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$230.96 vs $402.71
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The best price we've seen is $172 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8000

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              A3300 IS95×57×24 mm
              S8000103×57×27 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3300 IS1"
              S80001.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              S8000183 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3300 IS1,600 ISO
              S80003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A3300 IS28 mm
              S800030 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3300 IS5x
              S800010x

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              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Nikon Coolpix S8000
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Nikon Coolpix S8000

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              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
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