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 94x56x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
127 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$100.75 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $418 cheaper (5.2x 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
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W690:0.9"
              W580:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690:142 g
              W580:127 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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 - $119

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

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $96 - $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-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $180

              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

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD200

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              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
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $127

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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