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
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

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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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 Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
S3300:95x58x19 mm
DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
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
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
5 cm
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S3300:180 shots
DSC-W650:220 shots
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Compact

Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Travel zoom

$100

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$100

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
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 S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$167

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$87

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

$396 - $499

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$130

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Smaller screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$178

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$282

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Significantly larger
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

Sony Cybershot W560

Compact

Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

appearance

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

discussion

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