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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W830

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 4x
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Around 4x more zoom
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W610's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 93×52×23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
113 g vs 122 g
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Around 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-W83093×52×23 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-W8300.9"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              Weight Very light Help
              DSC-W830122 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W830$117.39
              DSC-W610$132.89
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W8302s
              DSC-W6101s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DSC-W830115k dots
              DSC-W610230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-W8308x
              DSC-W6104x

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