Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio VS20

40

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Pentax Optio W60

31

Pentax Optio W60

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
24 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

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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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 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
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        VS20:720p @ 30fps
        W60:720p @ 15fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Pentax Optio RZ18

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Ricoh HZ15

        Ricoh HZ15

        Digicam

        $127

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus Stylus SZ-15

        Olympus Stylus SZ-15

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $149

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Olympus SZ-14

        Olympus SZ-14

        Digicam

        $149

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $211

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $218

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $382 - $448

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Pentax Optio W90

        Pentax Optio W90

        Waterproof

        Screen size Larger screen
        Pentax Optio WS80

        Pentax Optio WS80

        Waterproof

        Screen size Larger screen
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        appearance

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        discussion

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