Pentax Optio VS20 vs Pentax Optio W60

Winner
Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio W60

26

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/3.1
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

Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

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differences

Advantages of the Pentax VS20

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Slightly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$177.00 vs $499.95
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The best price we've seen is $323 cheaper (2.8x less)
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
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
98×56×25 mm vs 111×61×38 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
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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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              VS20720p @ 30fps
              W60720p @ 15fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio V10

              Pentax Optio V10

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $306

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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