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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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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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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
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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        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 S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $133

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $100

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $87

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        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
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        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 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 S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $167

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

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $659 - $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 Coolpix S3000

        Nikon Coolpix S3000

        Compact

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Larger screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $128

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $169

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Less zoom

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