Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 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)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 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
95x58x19 mm vs 95x56x24 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 1 f-stop 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 IS:95x56x24 mm
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS:145 g
              S3300:128 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS:0.9"
              S3300:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS:$121.68
              S3300:$119.97
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS:175 shots
              S3300:180 shots
              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
              A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
              S3300:720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              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
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              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 Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger

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