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

52

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"
Really small
Size
Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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)
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$140.00 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              S330095×58×19 mm
              DSC-W65094×56×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DSC-W650124 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $142

              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $113

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $117 - $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $333

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $299

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix 995

              Nikon Coolpix 995

              Digicam

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

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