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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Canon PowerShot S330

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S330

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x32 mm

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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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
Screen size
Much larger screen
2.7" vs 1.5"
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More than 80% larger screen
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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 16 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.2x closer to the lens
Size
Significantly smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 95x63x32 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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 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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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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33016 cm
              S33005 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S330400 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S3301.5"
              S33002.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S3303x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot S330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $126

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $579 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $114

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $147

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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