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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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
124 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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
Much cheaper
$135.00 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $384 cheaper (3.8x 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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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-W690:94x56x22 mm
              DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
              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
              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 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-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

              $236

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              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
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $230

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung i8

              Samsung i8

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $112

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

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