• 1/3.1 inch 16.5mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon S33 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Less expensive
    $109* vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    180g vs 625g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Nikon S33

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/3.1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.33 vs 1.13 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    19.6 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S31

Nikon S33
Nikon S31
  • $117
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Newer
  • HDMI out
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon S31
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $89
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon S32

Nikon S33
Nikon S32
  • $117
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon S32
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Nikon S33
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $117
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Nikon W100

Nikon S33
Nikon W100
  • $117
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon W100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Nikon S33
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $117
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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