Updated (February 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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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
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
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
Size
Slightly smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 95×56×21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 145 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
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
              Size Very small Help
              A3400 IS95×56×21 mm
              S330095×58×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3400 IS0.8"
              S33000.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS145 g
              S3300128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3400 IS$129.50
              S3300$134.49
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              180 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3400 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 HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS720p @ 25fps
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,947 - $2,498 body only

              $2,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly 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 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 S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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