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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3500

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Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S3500's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S3500:96x57x20 mm
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              S3500:0.8"
              S3300:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3500:129 g
              S3300:128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3500:$85.99
              S3300:$87.89
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S3500:720p
              S3300:720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $120

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $77 - $110

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is much heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $128 - $159

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $147

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $86

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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