Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4300

52

Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
460k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 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"
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm

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galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.
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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
Cheaper
$134.49 vs $209.00
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (around 40% 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
Significantly 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              180 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $106

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $60 - $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $137

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $166

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Weight Heavier

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