Kodak EasyShare C1550 vs. Nikon Coolpix S3300

Comparison

EasyShare C1550 image
vs.
Coolpix S3300 image

 

Kodak EasyShare C1550 Nikon Coolpix S3300
Megapixels
16.60 16.00
Max. resolution
4608 x 3440 4608 x 3456
Price
Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama

Sensor

Sensor type
CCD CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm) 1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm)
Sensor resolution
4699 x 3533  4612 x 3468 
Diagonal
7.70 mm  7.70 mm 
Surface area
28.46 mm²  28.46 mm² 
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera. Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality.

Bigger sensors are more effective, because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.

Learn more about sensor sizes »
Actual sensor sizes:
Kodak EasyShare C1550
vs.
Nikon Coolpix S3300
 
Surface area:
Kodak EasyShare C1550
Nikon Coolpix S3300
Difference: 0 mm² (0%)
Kodak EasyShare C1550 and Nikon Coolpix S3300 have the same surface area.
Pixel pitch
1.31 µm  1.34 µm 
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.

The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Pixel pitch
Kodak EasyShare C1550
Nikon Coolpix S3300
Difference: 0.03 µm (2%)
Pixel pitch of Nikon Coolpix S3300 is approx. 2% higher than pixel pitch of Kodak EasyShare C1550.
Pixel area
1.72 µm²  1.8 µm² 
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered. The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.

Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
Kodak EasyShare C1550
vs.
Nikon Coolpix S3300
Pixel area difference: 0.08 µm² (5%)
A pixel on Nikon Coolpix S3300 sensor is approx. 5% bigger than a pixel on Kodak EasyShare C1550.
Pixel density
58.19 MP/cm²  56.06 MP/cm² 
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor.

Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Pixel density
Kodak EasyShare C1550
Nikon Coolpix S3300
Difference: 2.13 MP/cm² (4%)
Kodak EasyShare C1550 has approx. 4% higher pixel density than Nikon Coolpix S3300.
To learn about the accuracy of these numbers, click here.

Other specifications

Crop factor
5.62  5.62 
Total megapixels
n/a 16.40
Effective megapixels
n/a 16.00
Optical zoom
Yes 6x
Digital zoom
Yes Yes
Iso
Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto focus
Yes Yes
Manual focus
No Yes
Normal focus range
30 cm 50 cm
Macro focus range
5 cm 1 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
27 - 135 mm 26 - 156 mm
Aperture priority
No No
Aperture
n/a f3.5 - f6.5
Aperture (35mm equiv.)
n/a  f19.7 - f36.5 
Metering
Centre weighted Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF-area
Exposure compensation
-2EV - +2EV with 1/3EV steps ±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
No No
Min. shutter speed
1/4 sec 4 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/1400 sec 1/2000 sec
Flash modes
Anti red-eye, Auto, Fill in, Off, Slow flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Built-in flash
Yes Yes
External flash
No No
Viewfinder
None None
White balance presets
n/a 5
LCD display
Yes Yes
LCD size
3" 2.7"
LCD resolution
230,000 230,000
Min. image resolution
2048 x 1536 640 x 480
Selftimer
Yes Yes
Storage types
SDHC, Secure Digital SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Batteries
2x AA Nikon EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion battery
Weight
130g 128g
Dimensions
93.9x60.7x30.5 mm 95x58x19 mm
Year
2011 2012



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Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Kodak EasyShare C1550 diagonal

The diagonal of Kodak EasyShare C1550 image sensor is not 1/2.3 inch as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal =  6.16² + 4.62²   = 7.70 mm

Nikon Coolpix S3300 diagonal

The diagonal of Nikon Coolpix S3300 image sensor is not 1/2.3 inch as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal =  6.16² + 4.62²   = 7.70 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

Kodak EasyShare C1550 surface area

Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm

Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²

Nikon Coolpix S3300 surface area

Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm

Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

Kodak EasyShare C1550 pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4699 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.16  × 1000  = 1.31 µm
4699

Nikon Coolpix S3300 pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4612 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.16  × 1000  = 1.34 µm
4612


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

Kodak EasyShare C1550 pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.31 µm

Pixel area = 1.31² = 1.72 µm²

Nikon Coolpix S3300 pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.34 µm

Pixel area = 1.34² = 1.8 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels )² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

You could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

Kodak EasyShare C1550 pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4699 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm

Pixel density = (4699 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 58.19 MP/cm²

Nikon Coolpix S3300 pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4612 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm

Pixel density = (4612 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 56.06 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always. 22.8 × 15.5 sensor for example has a ratio of 1.47.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

Kodak EasyShare C1550 sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 16.60
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33
X =  16.60 × 1000000  = 3533
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3533 × 1.33 = 4699
Resolution vertical: X = 3533

Sensor resolution = 4699 x 3533

Nikon Coolpix S3300 sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 16.00
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33
X =  16.00 × 1000000  = 3468
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3468 × 1.33 = 4612
Resolution vertical: X = 3468

Sensor resolution = 4612 x 3468


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


Kodak EasyShare C1550 crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.62
7.70

Nikon Coolpix S3300 crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.62
7.70

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

Kodak EasyShare C1550 equivalent aperture

Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for Kodak EasyShare C1550, take the aperture of the lens you're using and multiply it with crop factor.

Crop factor for Kodak EasyShare C1550 is 5.62

Nikon Coolpix S3300 equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 5.62
Aperture = f3.5 - f6.5

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f3.5 - f6.5) × 5.62 = f19.7 - f36.5


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