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

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 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
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"
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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
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 116 g vs 128 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S3300:6x
        DSC-W620:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $96

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87 - $149

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        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 Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $95 - $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

        $747 body only

        $679 - $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 S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $98 - $169

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $90 - $94

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $259

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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        discussion

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