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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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 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 Cheaper $107.87 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (around 40% 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
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $138

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $140

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $169

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $307

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127 - $170

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              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 PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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