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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 over the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W530

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W530's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 98x56x20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W620

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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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-W530:92x52x19 mm
DSC-W620:98x56x20 mm
Weight Light weight Help
DSC-W530:113 g
DSC-W620:116 g
Thickness Thin Help
0.8"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
2 seconds
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DSC-W530:1 fps
DSC-W620:1.1 fps
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.7"
Movie format Poor movies Help
DSC-W530:480p @ 30fps
DSC-W620:720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DSC-W530:4x
DSC-W620:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Travel zoom

$138

Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Compact

$270

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Ultra compact

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Kodak EasyShare M532

Kodak EasyShare M532

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$248 - $300

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A490

Canon PowerShot A490

Compact

Macro focus Better macro capability
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $98

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

Sony Cybershot W520

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Samsung PL210

Samsung PL210

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Weight Heavier

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discussion

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