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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 94x58x26 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
Lowest price Cheaper $99.00 vs $229.00
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (2.3x less)
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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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S3300:5 cm
              S6300:10 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $55 - $140

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $139 - $147

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $119

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $177

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

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

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