Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

Nikon Coolpix S6300

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Great macro
Macro focus
5.0 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

Items often bought with the S3300 or S6300

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.
Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 94×58×26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 160 g
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20% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S6300's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 6x
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Around 3x more zoom
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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
              S330095×58×19 mm
              S630094×58×26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              S6300160 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$134.49
              S6300$143.96
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33005.0 cm
              S630010.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3300180 shots
              S6300230 shots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $89 - $91

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $138

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $138

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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