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
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
139 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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)
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
310 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
26.6x vs 6x
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More than 19.5x more zoom
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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
$190.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $158

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              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
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $186

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              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 L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $100

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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              Nikon Coolpix L320 Nikon Coolpix S4300

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