Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

55

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Fujifilm FinePix AX300

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Fujifilm FinePix AX300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX300

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix AX300 over the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm AX300

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
8s vs 1s
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8x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
26 mm vs 33 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W610's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
93x52x19 mm vs 93x60x27 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
113 g vs 168 g
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More than 30% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-W610's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$97.99 vs $200.14
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The best price we've seen is $102 cheaper (2x less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              AX300:1.2 fps
              DSC-W610:1 fps
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              AX300:Digital
              DSC-W610:None
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              AX300:720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610:480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              AX300:5x
              DSC-W610:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $69

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $114

              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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