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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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $144.97
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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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              similarities

              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S3300:$99.00
              DSC-W650:$144.97
              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 S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $120

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              appearance

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