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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

differences

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
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$121.68 vs $519.18
Help
The best price we've seen is $397 cheaper (4.3x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 175 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 8x
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Around 60% more zoom
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS:145 g
              DSC-W690:142 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A4000 IS:720p @ 25fps
              DSC-W690:720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A4000 IS:8x
              DSC-W690:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD200

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen

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