Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Light-weight
Weight
113 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W610's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
250 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
93x52x19 mm vs 95x58x19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
480 ms vs 500 ms
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
113 g vs 128 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S330095x58x19 mm
              DSC-W61093x52x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S3300500 ms
              DSC-W610480 ms
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S33006x
              DSC-W6104x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $143

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $569 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $55 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $108

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $230

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger

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