Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4300

54

Nikon Coolpix S3300

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 96×59×21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
128 g vs 139 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$159.99 vs $206.10
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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recommendations

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
              S330095×58×19 mm
              S430096×59×21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S33000.7"
              S43000.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              S4300139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              180 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $119

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $242

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $579 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $109 - $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $366

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

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