Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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)
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
Weight
Lighter
113 g vs 164 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 $199.90
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The best price we've seen is $102 cheaper (2x 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
              L26:4s
              DSC-W610:1s
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L26:720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610:480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L26:5x
              DSC-W610:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $114

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $165

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $200

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $69

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Compact

              $400

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Nikon Coolpix L26 Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
              Nikon Coolpix L26 Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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