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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
 

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 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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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-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $138

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $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

              $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              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
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S700

              Nikon Coolpix S700

              Compact

              $219

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              appearance

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              discussion

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