Pentax Optio VS20 vs Pentax Optio W60

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Pentax Optio VS20

33

Pentax Optio W60

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/3.1
Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
1.0 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

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differences

Advantages of the Pentax VS20

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Slightly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1500s
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40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$181.04 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $169 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Pentax W60

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
98×56×25 mm vs 111×61×38 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

              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              VS20
              1. Sensor shift
              W60None
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              VS20720p @ 30fps
              W60720p @ 15fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax Optio RZ18

              Pentax Optio RZ18

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $224

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

              Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio W80

              Pentax Optio W80

              Waterproof

              Ricoh WG-30

              Ricoh WG-30

              Waterproof

              $174 - $194

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Waterproof

              $529

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $184

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Pentax Optio W30

              Pentax Optio W30

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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