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
Macro focus
Great macro
5 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S330

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
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
Wide angle Much better wide angle 26 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
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
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Significantly smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 95x63x32 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 16 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.2x closer to the lens
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
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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 6x vs 3x
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4x more zoom
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        S330:1.5"
        S3300:2.7"
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S330:3x
        S3300:6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $797 body only

        $810 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot S330 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $549 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $224

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
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        Canon PowerShot S230

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $120

        Screen size Much larger screen
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix S620

        Nikon Coolpix S620

        Compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        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 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
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $80

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

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