Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio VS20

39

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Pentax Optio W60

30

Pentax Optio W60

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
24 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
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
        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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Pro digicam

        $270

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $599

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $95 - $107

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $289 - $400

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Olympus VR-340

        Olympus VR-340

        Travel zoom

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Less zoom
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax Optio WG-1

        Pentax Optio WG-1

        Waterproof

        $275 - $396

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $169

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Pentax Optio W90

        Pentax Optio W90

        Waterproof

        Screen size Larger screen
        Pentax Optio W80

        Pentax Optio W80

        Waterproof

        Placeholder

        Pentax Optio WP

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        appearance

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        discussion

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