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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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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recommendations

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

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similarities

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
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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
5 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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Compact

Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$100

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
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 S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$167

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Compact

$200

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Size Larger
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$659 - $847 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-S1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$329

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Weight Much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

Compact

$160

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Compact

$161

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix L22

Nikon Coolpix L22

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20

Compact

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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Nikon Coolpix S3300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1
Nikon Coolpix S3300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

discussion

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