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
Really small
Size
Super compact (94×56×19 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"
Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the DSC-W650 or DSC-W690

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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
Much 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.00 vs $140.21
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-W69094×56×22 mm
              DSC-W65094×56×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690142 g
              DSC-W650124 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6900.9"
              DSC-W6500.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W690$140.21
              DSC-W650$99.00
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Compact

              $147

              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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