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

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Nikon Coolpix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
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
 
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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 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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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        S3300:180 shots
        DSC-W650:220 shots
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S3300:6x
        DSC-W650:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127 - $197

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $98 - $170

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

        Compact

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        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

        $86 - $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

        $107

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $107

        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-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $86 - $138

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

        Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

        Travel zoom

        $193

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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