Pentax Optio VS20

Winner
Pentax Optio VS20

37

vs

Pentax Optio W60

28

Pentax Optio W60

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
24 ms shutter lag
 

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

Report a correction
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
Help
More than 20% larger screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
Help
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
Help
2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 5x
Help
16x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$160.00 vs $264.95
Help
The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 40% less)
Pentax Optio VS20 Learn more about
the Pentax VS20

Advantages of the Pentax W60

Report a correction
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
Help
Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Size
Slightly smaller
98x56x25 mm vs 111x61x38 mm
Help
Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.5"
Help
More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
165 g vs 235 g
Help
Around 30% lighter
Pentax Optio W60 Learn more about
the Pentax W60
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Pentax Optio VS20 Pentax Optio VS20 37
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        28 Pentax Optio W60 Pentax Optio W60
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

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

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $155

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

              Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Waterproof

              $485

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

              Compact

              $335

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Pentax Optio W80

              Pentax Optio W80

              Waterproof

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD400

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              appearance

              Pentax Optio VS20 Pentax Optio W60
              Pentax Optio VS20 Pentax Optio W60
              Pentax Optio VS20 Pentax Optio W60

              discussion

              Pentax Optio VS20
              Optio VS20
              Pentax

              Report a correction
              Pentax Optio W60
              Optio W60
              Pentax

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments