Sony Cybershot W580

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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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
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
More storage slots
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
 

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$104.46 vs $435.10
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The best price we've seen is $331 cheaper (4.2x less)
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
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-Z2300

              Casio Exilim EX-Z2300

              Compact

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $320

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $190

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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