Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Really small
Size
Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
139 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L320's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
26.6x vs 6x
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More than 19.5x more zoom
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
310 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
96×59×21 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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5.9x smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 3.3"
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4x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
139 g vs 430 g
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3.1x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S4300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$209.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L3204s
              S43001s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L3201,600 ISO
              S43003,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $106

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $166

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $95

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger

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