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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact (95×58×19 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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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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)
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.00 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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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 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$129.00
              S3300$159.99
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A3400 IS3.0 cm
              S33005.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3400 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $117

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $189

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $193

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $85

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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