Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix JZ700 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

41

Runner-up

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 Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm
Size
Really small
Compact 97x57x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Fujifilm FinePix JZ500. Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm JZ500

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the JZ500's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 6x
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Around 3x more zoom
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 97x57x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S3300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 168 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              JZ500720p @ 24fps
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              JZ5001,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $74

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $600

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $90 - $93

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $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

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