Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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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

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
4 cm
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$101.64 vs $149.97
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size
Significantly smaller
93x52x19 mm vs 93x60x27 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1400s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AX300:$101.64
              DSC-W610:$149.97
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              AX300:1/1400s
              DSC-W610:1/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              AX300:Digital
              DSC-W610:None
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Samsung ES30

              Samsung ES30

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

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