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Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix S3300 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S3600 front
Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
29
Overall
38

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 Key Specs

Nikon S3300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-156mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 128g - 95 x 58 x 19mm
  • Released February 2012
Nikon S3600
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.7-6.6) lens
  • 125g - 97 x 58 x 20mm
  • Released January 2014
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Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Nikon. The image resolution of the S3300 (16MP) and the S3600 (20MP) is very well matched and they feature the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The S3300 was released 23 months prior to the S3600 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the S3300 grades vs the S3600 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S3300 over the Nikon S3600

 S3300 S3600 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Nikon S3600 over the Nikon S3300

 S3600 S3300 
ReleasedJanuary 2014February 2012Newer by 23 months

Common features in the Nikon S3300 and Nikon S3600

 S3300 S3600 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.7"2.7"Identical display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to travel with your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon S3300 provides outside measurements of 95mm x 58mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Nikon S3600 has proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8") along with a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the S3300 versus the S3600.

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the S3300 and S3600 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions only by looking at a spec sheet. The picture underneath will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the S3300 and S3600.

Clearly, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon S3600 to give you extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will help you crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The more aged S3300 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 sensor size comparison

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S3300 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S3600 as a Portrait photography camera
40
has manual focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
offers face detect focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S3300 Street photography information
Nikon S3600 Street photography information
63
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (128g)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (125 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S3300 Sports photography highlights
Nikon S3600 Sports photography highlights
40
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery pack (180 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S3300 Travel photography features
Nikon S3600 Travel photography features
66
lighter than competition (128 grams)
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
low battery pack (180 CIPA)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
70
lighter than others (125g)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S3300 Landscape photography details
Nikon S3600 Landscape photography details
41
has manual focus
rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
low battery pack (180 per charge)
lack of Timelapse recording
41
reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S3300 Vlogging advice
Nikon S3600 Vlogging advice
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rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
lighter than competition (128g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
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reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
lighter than others (125 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic port
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Nikon S3300 vs Nikon S3600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S3300 and Nikon S3600
 Nikon Coolpix S3300Nikon Coolpix S3600
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3600
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2012-02-01 2014-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 99
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-156mm (6.0x) 25-200mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-6.5 f/3.7-6.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1280x720p (30fps) , 1280x720 (25p), 640x480 (30fps )
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4 -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 128 grams (0.28 lb) 125 grams (0.28 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 58 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.7") 97 x 58 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 180 pictures 230 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL19 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $99 $200