Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S330 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Canon PowerShot S330

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S330

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x32 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S330

Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S330's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Screen size Much larger screen 2.7" vs 1.5"
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More than 80% larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle Much better wide angle 26 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 16 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.2x closer to the lens
Size Significantly smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 95x63x32 mm
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Around 50% smaller
True resolution Much higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 1.9 MP
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Capture more than 5x more detail in your photos
Weight Much lighter 128 g vs 274 g
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2.1x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The S3300's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Zoom Slightly more zoom 6x vs 3x
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4x more zoom
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 5.3x4.0mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
S330:16 cm
S3300:5 cm
Screen size Very small screens Help
S330:1.5"
S3300:2.7"

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$214

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

Canon PowerShot S330 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$225 - $240

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Pro digicam

$339

Screen size Much larger screen
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$241

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $350

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger

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 S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$95 - $120

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

$87 - $140

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Digicam

$139 - $229

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$339 - $567 body only

$444 - $477 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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