Pentax Optio VS20 vs Pentax Optio W60

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Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio W60

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO

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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1500s
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40% faster max shutter speed
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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
Size
Slightly smaller
98x56x25 mm vs 111x61x38 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$199.00 vs $229.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              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

              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $228

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $259

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $177

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $345

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Waterproof

              $300

              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

              $313

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Pentax Optio W80

              Pentax Optio W80

              Waterproof

              $240

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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