Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio VS20

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Pentax Optio W60

28

Pentax Optio W60

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio VS20

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
24 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio W60

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
165 g
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
Lowest price Cheaper $160.00 vs $264.95
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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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        28 Pentax Optio W60 Pentax Optio W60
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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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $164

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Pentax Optio VS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $146

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Pentax Optio W60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Waterproof

              $340

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $294

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

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

              appearance

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              discussion

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