Updated (February 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

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 (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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

Items often bought with the Nikon S3300 or Fujifilm JZ500

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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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)
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
  1. 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
Significantly smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 97×57×29 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 2 f-stops 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              JZ50097×57×29 mm
              S330095×58×19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              JZ500168 g
              S3300128 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              JZ5001,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              JZ500720p @ 24fps
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $90

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $300

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Fujifilm FinePix T200

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              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 S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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