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

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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"
 

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 cm vs 5 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
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 97x57x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              JZ500:720p @ 24fps
              S3300:720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Compact

              $400

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $530 with 18-55mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

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

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