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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $177.00 vs $269.99
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The best price we've seen is $93 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $140

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $180

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $139 - $160

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $190

              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $109

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $800 body only

              $746 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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