Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3300 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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
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
 

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"

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-W610 or Nikon S3300

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
Help
Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$134.49 vs $169.97
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Help
Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 95×58×19 mm
Help
More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 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
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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
              Size Very small Help
              S330095×58×19 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S3300720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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

              $108 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $60 - $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $161

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $169

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger

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