Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
 

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)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$137.85 vs $198.35
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX30's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 94×56×22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 142 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
230 shots vs 220 shots
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Almost the same
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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 Very small Help
              DSC-W69094×56×22 mm
              DSC-WX3092×52×19 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-WX30117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6900.9"
              DSC-WX300.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSC-W690220 shots
              DSC-WX30230 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              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

              $108 - $111

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              $164

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $247

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $948

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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