Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

53

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

51

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
 

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
Help
Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W620

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W620's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 180 shots
Help
More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
116 g vs 128 g
Help
Around 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 Fairly small Help
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              DSC-W620:98x56x20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S3300:0.7"
              DSC-W620:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300:128 g
              DSC-W620:116 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$109.99
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3300:180 shots
              DSC-W620:220 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $79 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $579 - $797 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 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $262

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Panasonic Lumix FX80

              Compact

              $145

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $398 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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