Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 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 cm

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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.99 vs $119.95
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
96x59x21 mm vs 111x76x83 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 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L320$99.99
              S4300$119.95
              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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $365 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $277

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $177

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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