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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony W580

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the W580's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Size Slightly smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 94x56x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 127 g vs 142 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $141.21 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              W580:94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W690:0.9"
              W580:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690:142 g
              W580:127 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $139 - $160

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $140

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $138

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $228 - $270

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $366

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $124

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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