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Advantages of the Canon SX610 HS

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Thickness
Much thinner
1.1" vs 2.1"
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2x thinner
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.5 fps vs 1 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W800

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Size
Much smaller
50×22×54 mm vs 105×61×27 mm
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2.9x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W800's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 191 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$88.00 vs $219.00
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The best price we've seen is $131 cheaper (2.5x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX610 HS$219.00
              DSC-W800$88.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX610 HS1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              DSC-W8001/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX610 HS2.5 fps
              DSC-W8001 fps
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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              PowerShot SX610 HS
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