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
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

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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
Significantly 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
94x56x19 mm vs 94x56x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$105.00 vs $236.67
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The best price we've seen is $132 cheaper (2.3x less)
Weight
Lighter
124 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-W69094x56x22 mm
              DSC-W65094x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              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-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $191

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              $129

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $217 - $248

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $146

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger

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