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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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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
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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-W69094×56×22 mm
              W58094×56×19 mm
              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
              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
              5.0 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $228

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $140

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $173

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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 Smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $785

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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