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

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
113 g
 

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 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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recommendations

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 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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures

Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$100

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

$167

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$87

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

$747 body only

$659 - $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 Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$130

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$160

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98

Image stabilization Image stabilization
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$90

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

appearance

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Nikon Coolpix S3300 Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
Nikon Coolpix S3300 Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

discussion

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