Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 vs Nikon Coolpix S3300

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

53

Nikon Coolpix S3300

50

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"

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-W650 or Nikon S3300

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
Size
Slightly smaller
94×56×19 mm vs 95×58×19 mm
Help
Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.00 vs $134.49
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The best price we've seen is $35 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 Very small Help
              S330095×58×19 mm
              DSC-W65094×56×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S3300128 g
              DSC-W650124 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300$134.49
              DSC-W650$99.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S3300180 shots
              DSC-W650220 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $370

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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