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

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 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
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S3300:180 shots
DSC-W620:220 shots
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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $98

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Compact

$100

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132

Travel zoom

$110

Autofocus Focuses automatically
Macro focus Slightly closer 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
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$209

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$79 - $80

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

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

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

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Thickness Much thicker
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Aperture Much wider aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$347

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

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

appearance

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discussion

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