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

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $77 - $110

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $94

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

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $86

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $144

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              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

              $86 - $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $147

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

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              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $270

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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              discussion

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