Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3500 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
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x56x21 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Aperture
Significantly 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
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $127.88
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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 Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS95x56x21 mm
              S330095x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              A3400 IS0.8"
              S33000.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS145 g
              S3300128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3400 IS$127.88
              S3300$100.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS720p @ 25fps
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3400 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3400 IS5x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $200

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $155

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 - $449 body only

              $499 - $521 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $209

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

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

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $83

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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