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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$119.97 vs $153.19
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Aperture
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
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
Weight
Slightly lighter
113 g vs 128 g
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More than 10% lighter
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
480 ms vs 500 ms
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Almost the same
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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
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300:128 g
              DSC-W610:113 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S3300:500 ms
              DSC-W610:480 ms
              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
              S3300:720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610:480p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              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 Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $96 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $133

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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