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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the A4000 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $109.00 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom Slightly more zoom 10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 175 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 94x56x22 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-W690's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS:145 g
              DSC-W690:142 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS:175 shots
              DSC-W690:220 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
              DSC-W690:720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS:8x
              DSC-W690:10x
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $138

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $90 - $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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