Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Weight
Light-weight
117 g
Size
Really small
Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Slightly smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 99×58×20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S3300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-S1's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Weight
Slightly lighter
117 g vs 128 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$59.99 vs $134.49
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (2.2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S330095×58×19 mm
              DMC-S199×58×20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DMC-S1117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S33000.7"
              DMC-S10.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$134.49
              DMC-S1$59.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S33003,200 ISO
              DMC-S11,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung MV900F MultiView

              Samsung MV900F MultiView

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Compact

              $134

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              $250

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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