Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

49

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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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differences

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
$69.08 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (2.3x 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$159.99
              DMC-S1$69.08
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S33003,200 ISO
              DMC-S11,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $113

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $117 - $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Compact

              $91

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $119

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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