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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
Significantly 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
Thickness
Much thinner
1.1" vs 2.1"
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2x thinner
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Significantly 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
Significantly lighter
125 g vs 191 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$119.95 vs $182.00
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX610 HS2.5 fps
              DSC-W8001 fps

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              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
              PowerShot SX610 HS
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              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
              CyberShot DSC-W800
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