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"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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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        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
        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

        $85 - $98

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $138

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        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
        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 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 S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $80 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

        Sony Cybershot W520

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Samsung PL210

        Samsung PL210

        Travel zoom

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

        Sony Cybershot W580

        Compact

        $108

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Weight Slightly heavier

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        discussion

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