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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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
95×57×24 mm vs 103×57×27 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
Much 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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3300 IS95×57×24 mm
              S8000103×57×27 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3300 IS1"
              S80001.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              S8000183 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3300 IS1,600 ISO
              S80003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A3300 IS28 mm
              S800030 mm

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