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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

52

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

49

Runner-up

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

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

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
Help
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$84.99 vs $149.99
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              S330095x58x19 mm
              DSC-W62098x56x20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              S33000.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3300180 shots
              DSC-W620220 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S33006x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $569 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $55 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $569 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $284

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Pentax Optio 430

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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