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

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Size
Really small
Super compact 99x58x20 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
117 g
 
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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 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
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        S3300:95x58x19 mm
        DMC-S1:99x58x20 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        S3300:0.7"
        DMC-S1:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        S3300:128 g
        DMC-S1:117 g
        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
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S3300:6x
        DMC-S1:4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $150

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $139 - $238

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $90 - $120

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87 - $149

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB35F

        Samsung WB35F

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $149

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

        Compact

        $109 - $160

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

        Compact

        $149

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Weight Heavier
        Size Slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

        Compact

        $161

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Lowest price More expensive

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