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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
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
        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        1 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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 CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $140

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $150

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        $125

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $98 - $160

        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $260 - $338

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        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
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Smaller
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135 - $180

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W580 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

        Travel zoom

        $150

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen

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