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
Macro focus
Great macro
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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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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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        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-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        3D Captures 3D images
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Samsung WB35F

        Samsung WB35F

        Travel zoom

        $95 - $110

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $94 - $120

        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
        Lowest price Cheaper
        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 Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $131

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Thickness Much thicker
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        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-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $121

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

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