Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio VS20

36

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Pentax Optio W60

28

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
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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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 Much 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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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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.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        VS20:720p @ 30fps
        W60:720p @ 15fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $115 - $149

        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

        Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

        Travel zoom

        $159 - $229

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $84 - $120

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Shutter lag More shutter lag

        Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $147

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Pentax Optio W20

        Pentax Optio W20

        Waterproof

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $139 - $148

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Compact

        $115

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        True resolution Lower true resolution

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