Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the Nikon S3300 or Canon A4000 IS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 6x
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Around 80% more zoom
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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
Size
Smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 95×56×24 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 145 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              A4000 IS95×56×24 mm
              S330095×58×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS145 g
              S3300128 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS0.9"
              S33000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS$135.98
              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
              A4000 IS175 shots
              S3300180 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A4000 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
              A4000 IS720p @ 25fps
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $73 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $135

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly 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 S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $137

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $140

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

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