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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 over the Nikon Coolpix S3300.
 
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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
Size Slightly smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 98x56x20 mm
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Almost the same
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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              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$87.89
              DSC-W620:$86.99
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S3300:6x
              DSC-W620:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $73

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $63

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $147

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $74

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $84 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              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 S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $115

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $91 - $99

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $174 - $176

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive

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