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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot S330

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
2.7"
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S330

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S330.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

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
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 16.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.2x closer to the lens
Size
Significantly smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 95×63×32 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 6 f-stops better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33016.0 cm
              S33005.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S330400 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S3301.5"
              S33002.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot S330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $329

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $421

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $333

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $113

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $117 - $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

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

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              Nikon Coolpix S3300

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