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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
 

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.00 vs $138.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 30% 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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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
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$99.00
              DSC-W650:$138.99
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3300:180 shots
              DSC-W650:220 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $100 - $107

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              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
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              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

              $87

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $97 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $207

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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