• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3.1 inch 16.5mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony W830 advantages over Nikon S33

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3.1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    122g vs 180g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S33 advantages over Sony W830

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W730

Sony W830
Sony W730
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon S33
Sony W730
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Newer
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon S32

Sony W830
Nikon S32
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
Nikon S33
Nikon S32
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch

Compared to Canon 160

Sony W830
Canon 160
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Nikon S33
Canon 160
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 180

Sony W830
Canon 180
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
Nikon S33
Canon 180
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon W100

Sony W830
Nikon W100
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S33
Nikon W100
  • $122
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
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