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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3500

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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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At its widest zoom, the S3500's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Lowest price
Cheaper
$59.95 vs $119.97
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (2x 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 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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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
              S3500:96x57x20 mm
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S3500:0.8"
              S3300:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3500:129 g
              S3300:128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3500:$59.95
              S3300:$119.97
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              S3500:220 shots
              S3300:180 shots
              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

              $70 - $137

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $100

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $120

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $96

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

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

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