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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

56

vs

Nikon Coolpix S3300

53

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
Macro focus
Great macro
5 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S3300

Report a correction
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$92.99 vs $139.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Nikon Coolpix S3300 Learn more about
the Nikon S3300

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W650

Report a correction
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
Help
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
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
Help
Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 180 shots
Help
More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Learn more about
the Sony DSC-W650
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Nikon Coolpix S3300 Nikon Coolpix S3300 53
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        56 Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              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:$92.99
              DSC-W650:$139.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              S3300:180 shots
              DSC-W650:220 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $143

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life

              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 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $745 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107 - $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $103

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              appearance

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              discussion

              Nikon Coolpix S3300
              Coolpix S3300
              Nikon

              Report a correction
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
              Cybershot DSC-W650
              Sony

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments