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

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Nikon Coolpix S3500

49

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$133.69 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 97×58×21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              S350097×58×21 mm
              S330095×58×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3500129 g
              S3300128 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S35000.8"
              S33000.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3500$133.69
              S3300$159.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3500220 shots
              S3300180 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S35001,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S3500720p
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $101

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $109

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $91

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $99 - $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $189

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger

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