Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio W60

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Pentax Optio W60

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
24 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
165 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax VS20

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the VS20's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
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Advantages of the Pentax W60

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Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Size Slightly smaller 98x56x25 mm vs 111x61x38 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.5"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 165 g vs 235 g
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Around 30% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        VS20:720p @ 30fps
        W60:720p @ 15fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $150

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $349

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $348

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix S4600

        Fujifilm FinePix S4600

        Super zoom

        $149

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Much larger
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $9,795

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot D20

        Canon PowerShot D20

        Waterproof

        $229 - $300

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus Stylus 550WP

        Olympus Stylus 550WP

        Waterproof

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $248

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot SD500

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

        Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        appearance

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        discussion

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