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

Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

54

Nikon Coolpix S3300

52

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
95x58x19 mm vs 96x59x21 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
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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
3.0" 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$119.95 vs $149.99
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              S330095x58x19 mm
              S430096x59x21 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 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $596 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S330

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $569 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $177

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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