Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio W60

32

Pentax Optio W60

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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 Much 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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        32 Pentax Optio W60 Pentax Optio W60

        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        VS20:720p @ 30fps
        W60:720p @ 15fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        $599

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

        Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $220

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom Less zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax Optio W80

        Pentax Optio W80

        Waterproof

        Pentax Optio W90

        Pentax Optio W90

        Waterproof

        Screen size Larger screen
        GoPro HD Hero 2

        GoPro HD Hero 2

        Waterproof

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Slightly larger
        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Waterproof

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Pentax Optio WG-1

        Pentax Optio WG-1

        Waterproof

        $520

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger

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        discussion

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