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

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
460k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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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 Slightly 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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              S4300:96x59x21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S3300:0.7"
              S4300:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300:128 g
              S4300:139 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$101.22
              S4300:$107.29
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              180 shots
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $80 - $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $99

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $65 - $229

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

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

              Canon PowerShot S330

              Compact

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

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $96

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $307

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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