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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        S3300:500 ms
        DSC-W610:480 ms
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S3300:6x
        DSC-W610:4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $90 - $115

        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107 - $120

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $99 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Shutter lag More shutter lag

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