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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

40

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 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 cm vs 5 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 L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $100

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Travel zoom

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $115

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Kodak PixPro FZ41

              Kodak PixPro FZ41

              Compact

              $69

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              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 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
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $98

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              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 body only

              $589 - $747 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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