Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Nikon Coolpix S3100

vs

     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3100

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 

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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

Report a correction
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 500 ms vs 570 ms
Help
More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $106.59 vs $131.19
Help
The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 20% less)
Nikon Coolpix S3300 Learn more about
the Nikon S3300

Advantages of the Nikon S3100

Report a correction
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.5
Help
At its widest zoom, the S3100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 93x57x18 mm vs 95x58x19 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 118 g vs 128 g
Help
Around 10% lighter
Nikon Coolpix S3100 Learn more about
the Nikon S3100
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3300 53
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        53 Nikon Coolpix S3100 Nikon Coolpix S3100
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300:128 g
              S3100:118 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$106.59
              S3100:$131.19
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S3300:500 ms
              S3100:570 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S3300:5 cm
              S3100:10 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S3300:6x
              S3100:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $284

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $93 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $89

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $90

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              appearance

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3100
              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3100
              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3100

              discussion

              Nikon Coolpix S3300
              Coolpix S3300
              Nikon

              Report a correction
              Nikon Coolpix S3100
              Coolpix S3100
              Nikon

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments