• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A3300 IS advantages over Pentax RZ18

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 36 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Pentax RZ18 advantages over Canon A3300 IS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    450 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Compared to Panasonic DMC-FH3

Canon A3300 IS
Panasonic DMC-FH3
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Pentax RZ18
Panasonic DMC-FH3
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon A3400 IS

Canon A3300 IS
Canon A3400 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
Pentax RZ18
Canon A3400 IS
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon A2400 IS

Canon A3300 IS
Canon A2400 IS
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch
Pentax RZ18
Canon A2400 IS
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony H90

Canon A3300 IS
Sony H90
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Pentax RZ18
Sony H90
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S9500

Canon A3300 IS
Nikon S9500
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Lighter weight
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Pentax RZ18
Nikon S9500
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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