Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

53

Nikon Coolpix L26

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
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 Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Size
Significantly smaller
93x52x19 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W610's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 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
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
250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
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
Weight
Lighter
113 g vs 164 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.08 vs $195.00
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L264s
              DSC-W6101s
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L26720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L265x
              DSC-W6104x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $109

              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 Much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $143

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $85

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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