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

Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
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

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
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$100.00 vs $129.95
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The best price we've seen is $30 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
3.0" 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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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
              S330095x58x19 mm
              S430096x59x21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S33000.7"
              S43000.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              S4300139 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$100.00
              S4300$129.95
              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
              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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              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

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $657 - $697 body only

              $580 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $506

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $110 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              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
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $120

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $115

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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