Pentax Optio VS20

Winner
Pentax Optio VS20

39

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Pentax Optio W60

30

Pentax Optio W60

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
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 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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Pentax Optio VS20 Pentax Optio VS20 39

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30 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.

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
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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$397

Aperture Much wider aperture
Autofocus Video autofocus
Zoom Less zoom
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Olympus VR-320

Olympus VR320

Travel zoom

$104 - $129

Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Travel zoom

$144 - $160

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly larger
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$96 - $98

Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$120 - $250

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax WG-20

Pentax WG-20

Waterproof

$235

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$309

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$352

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$298 - $348

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Pentax Optio W90

Pentax Optio W90

Waterproof

Screen size Larger screen

appearance

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discussion

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