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"
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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
 
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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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        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
        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

        $95 - $120

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $139 - $241

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $97 - $107

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Compact

        $107

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        3D Captures 3D images

        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
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87 - $149

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110 - $173

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $138

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $96

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Size Slightly larger

        appearance

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