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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S3500 over the Nikon Coolpix S3300.
 
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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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Size Slightly smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 96x57x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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
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
              Thickness Thin Help
              S3500:0.8"
              S3300:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3500:129 g
              S3300:128 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3500:$92.99
              S3300:$106.59
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S3500:f/3.4
              S3300:f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $70 - $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $205

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $116

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $88 - $166

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

              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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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