Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S3300 over the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A3400 IS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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
Size Slightly smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 95x56x21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 128 g vs 145 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
        S3300:95x58x19 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        A3400 IS:0.8"
        S3300:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        A3400 IS:145 g
        S3300:128 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        180 shots
        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 HD (720p) video Help
        A3400 IS:720p @ 25fps
        S3300:720p @ 30fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $214

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $116

        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $107

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $180

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $99 - $109

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Weight Lighter
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $114 - $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $95 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $679 - $847 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

        $139 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87 - $149

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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        leo (0:00 AM, July 29, 2013)
        The canon A3400 have 5x optical zoom not 8x.