Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio VS20

35

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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

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
24 ms shutter lag
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2500 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$160.00 vs $398.25
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The best price we've seen is $238 cheaper (2.5x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1500s
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40% faster max shutter speed
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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
Size
Slightly smaller
98x56x25 mm vs 111x61x38 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
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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        27 Pentax Optio W60 Pentax Optio W60
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax Optio RZ18

              Pentax Optio RZ18

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $123

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $273

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $212

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio W80

              Pentax Optio W80

              Waterproof

              $250

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Waterproof

              $515

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $329

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax Optio W90

              Pentax Optio W90

              Waterproof

              Screen size Larger screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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