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

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Light-weight
Weight
113 g
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Significantly longer battery life
250 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 95×58×19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S330095×58×19 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$159.99
              DSC-W610$159.97
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S33005.0 cm
              DSC-W6104.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $158

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $85

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $210

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung WB210

              Samsung WB210

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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