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
Screen size
Large screen
2.7"
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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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
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        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 S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $134

        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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $147 - $250

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
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        Canon PowerShot SD550

        Compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

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        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 S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $77 - $110

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

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $86

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        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 A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

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

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