Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX150 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 6x
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4x more zoom
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Size
Smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.6x smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Longer battery life
180 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 306 g
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2.4x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$89.99 vs $191.29
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (2.1x less)
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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
              SX150 IS:110 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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS:1,600 ISO
              S3300:3,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX150 IS:f/3.4
              S3300:f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $198

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $164

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $270

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $745 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

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

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