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
Lens, Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
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 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
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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

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

        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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX150 IS:12x
        S3300:6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $150 - $248

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

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $300

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315 - $405

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Smaller screen

        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 S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $95 - $107

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $94 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $385 - $415 body only

        $495 - $556 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Much larger

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