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

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4300

55

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

53

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
460k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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
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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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
              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:$89.99
              S4300:$107.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              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 S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              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
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $130

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

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

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $127 - $177

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen

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