Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Sony Cybershot W530

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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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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
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$84.99 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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-W53092x52x19 mm
              DSC-W62098x56x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W530113 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-W5301 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 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-W530480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W620720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-W5304x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $149

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $109

              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $160

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $105

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $89

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 5010

              Olympus Stylus 5010

              Compact

              $163

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $284

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
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              Pentax Optio 430

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung  SL102

              Samsung SL102

              Compact

              $109

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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