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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W580

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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 Significantly 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
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 Cheaper $121.31 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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 CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $64

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $94

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $115

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $339

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $152

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $259

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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