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

galleries

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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)
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
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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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$129.95 vs $442.00
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The best price we've seen is $312 cheaper (3.4x less)
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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              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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $129

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $98

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $136

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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