Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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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 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
94x56x19 mm vs 94x56x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$139.99 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $379 cheaper (3.7x less)
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W690:0.9"
              DSC-W650:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690:142 g
              DSC-W650:124 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $138

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              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-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $269

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung i8

              Samsung i8

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $101

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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