Pentax Optio VS20 vs Pentax Optio W60

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Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio W60

26

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO

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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
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
$194.99 vs $264.95
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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

              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
              VS20Sensor shift
              W60None
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              VS20720p @ 30fps
              W60720p @ 15fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $323

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus Stylus 750

              Olympus Stylus 750

              Compact

              $538

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VG-170

              Olympus VG-170

              Compact

              $65

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $300

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Pentax Optio W80

              Pentax Optio W80

              Waterproof

              $394

              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $242 - $329

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $369

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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