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

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 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
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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 3.0" 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
        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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
        6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $80

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $147

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        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

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $94

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $120

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Travel zoom

        $129

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom More zoom
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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