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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

49

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Weight
Light-weight
117 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x58x20 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

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
95x58x19 mm vs 99x58x20 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 1 f-stop 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
Slightly cheaper
$80.00 vs $100.00
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S330095x58x19 mm
              DMC-S199x58x20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DMC-S1117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S33000.7"
              DMC-S10.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$100.00
              DMC-S1$80.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S33003,200 ISO
              DMC-S11,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S33006x
              DMC-S14x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $448

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $110 - $120

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Compact

              $74

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

              Compact

              $127

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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