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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $107.00 vs $373.45
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The best price we've seen is $266 cheaper (3.5x less)
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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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              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

              $93 - $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $70 - $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $79

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $284

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $244

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $139 - $147

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $129

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen

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