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

51

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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

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Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

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
Help
Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$74.00 vs $100.00
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 30% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$100.00
              DSC-W620$74.00
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S33006x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $580 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $152

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $139

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $114

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive

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