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

51

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 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

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

Report a correction
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.5
Help
At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$130.00 vs $159.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 20% less)
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Learn more about
the Canon A4000 IS

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

Report a correction
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
Help
Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 95×56×24 mm
Help
Around 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The S3300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
Help
More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 145 g
Help
More than 10% lighter
Nikon Coolpix S3300 Learn more about
the Nikon S3300
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Canon PowerShot A4000 IS 48
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        51 Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3300
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              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$130.00
              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
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A4000 IS1,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 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

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $117

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              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 S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Nikon Coolpix S3300
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Nikon Coolpix S3300
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Nikon Coolpix S3300

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
              PowerShot A4000 IS
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Nikon Coolpix S3300
              Coolpix S3300
              Nikon

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments