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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
 

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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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"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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 Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $98 - $170

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag

        Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $300

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $139 - $160

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $86 - $138

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $110

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P340

        Nikon Coolpix P340

        Pro digicam

        $347

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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