Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3600 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

Nikon Coolpix S3500

49

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x20 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
129 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3500. Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3500

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Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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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
Size
Slightly smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 96x57x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $119.95
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S350096x57x20 mm
              S330095x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3500129 g
              S3300128 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S35000.8"
              S33000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3500$119.95
              S3300$100.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3500220 shots
              S3300180 shots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S3500720p
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S35001,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S35007x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $127

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Lowest price More expensive

              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $579 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $114

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $147

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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