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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

Nikon Coolpix S6300

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$159.99 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
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)
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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33005.0 cm
              S630010.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3300180 shots
              S6300230 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $85

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $121

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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