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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Thin
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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 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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
        S3300:95x58x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Weight Light weight Help
        A4000 IS:145 g
        S3300:128 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        A4000 IS:0.9"
        S3300:0.7"
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
        S3300:720p @ 30fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $99

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $199

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $83

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $98 - $170

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $115 - $250

        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Lowest price More expensive

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $107

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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        discussion

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