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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Screen size Significantly 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
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 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS:$99.00
              S3300:$87.89
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              S3300:180 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX150 IS:f/3.4
              S3300:f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $80

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $184

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $186

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $86

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

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

              appearance

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              discussion

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