Sony Cybershot W580 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
127 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W580.

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
Slightly 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
94×56×19 mm vs 94×56×22 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
Lighter
127 g vs 142 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.71 vs $133.50
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W69094×56×22 mm
              W58094×56×19 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6900.9"
              W5800.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690142 g
              W580127 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W690$133.50
              W580$99.71
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $121

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $255

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

              Compact

              $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Pentax Optio WS80

              Pentax Optio WS80

              Waterproof

              $478

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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