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

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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
Wide angle Much better wide angle 26 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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
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
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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $567 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Travel zoom

$127 - $197

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot S330 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$338

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

Sony Cybershot WX10

Compact

$228

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot S300

Canon PowerShot S300

Compact

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $849 body only

$499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Compact

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

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

$86 - $120

Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$107

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Compact

$107

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Size Slightly larger

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