Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

Nikon Coolpix S3500

48

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the S3300 or S3500

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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
$89.99 vs $134.49
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 30% 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very 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$89.99
              S3300$134.49
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3500220 shots
              S3300180 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S35001,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S3500720p
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $116

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $98

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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