Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Large screen
Screen size
3"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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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 DSC-W650

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W650's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
94×56×19 mm vs 94×56×22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
124 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W69094×56×22 mm
              DSC-W65094×56×19 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6900.9"
              DSC-W6500.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690142 g
              DSC-W650124 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W690$129.49
              DSC-W650$145.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $118

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              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 Significantly 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 Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $145

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $153

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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