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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.1
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
24 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

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 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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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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $250

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

        Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $316 - $361

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $259

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Pentax Optio S1

        Pentax Optio S1

        Ultra compact

        $128

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $349

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $217

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        $230

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Pentax Optio W80

        Pentax Optio W80

        Waterproof

        Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

        Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $130

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        appearance

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        discussion

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