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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

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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
Much 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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
6x vs 3x
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4x more zoom
Sensor size
Slightly 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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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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33016.0 cm
              S33005.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S330400 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S3301.5"
              S33002.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $104

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot S330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot S300

              Canon PowerShot S300

              Compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $518 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

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