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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

55

Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

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

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300. Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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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
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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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S330095x58x19 mm
              DSC-W65094x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DSC-W650124 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$100.00
              DSC-W650$105.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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-W650220 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S33006x
              DSC-W6505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $108

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $151

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $579 - $797 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
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $110 - $120

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker

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