• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 182.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S3500 advantages over Sony W830

  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony W830 advantages over Nikon S3500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S3300

Nikon S3500
Nikon S3300
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony W830
Nikon S3300
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony WX80

Nikon S3500
Sony WX80
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony W830
Sony WX80
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out

Compared to Sony W730

Nikon S3500
Sony W730
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Sony W830
Sony W730
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S5200

Nikon S3500
Nikon S5200
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
  • $94
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony W830
Nikon S5200
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $94
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon 160

Nikon S3500
Canon 160
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
Sony W830
Canon 160
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
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