Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Size Smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 94x58x26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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)
Zoom Slightly more zoom 10x vs 6x
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Around 3x more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Travel zoom

        $147

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $80 - $229

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $80

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

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        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 S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $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 D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $329 - $567 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

        Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Larger screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Compact

        $147 - $177

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $209

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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