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

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Canon PowerShot S330

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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
Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x32 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
26 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 16 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3.2x closer to the lens
Size
Significantly smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 95x63x32 mm
Help
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 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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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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S330:16 cm
              S3300:5 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S330:1.5"
              S3300:2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot S330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly 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
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $79 - $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

              $87

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $80 - $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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