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
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 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"
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$86 - $120

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$107

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

$87

Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$99

Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $98

Aperture Has a slightly 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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$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
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Compact

$107

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Digicam

$139 - $229

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

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 Significantly less shutter lag
Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $130

Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $130

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Ultra compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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

appearance

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discussion

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