Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3500 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Lowest price Cheaper $92.09 vs $269.99
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The best price we've seen is $178 cheaper (2.9x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W650

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W650's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S3300:95x58x19 mm
              DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300:128 g
              DSC-W650:124 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S3300:6x
              DSC-W650:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $85

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $131

              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 S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

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

              $99 - $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $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-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $138

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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