Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

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Sony Cybershot W530

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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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
Great macro
Macro focus
4 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$90.00 vs $139.96
Help
The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W530:$139.96
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-W530:1 fps
              DSC-W620:1.1 fps
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $75

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $404

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $89

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $112

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

              Sony Cybershot W560

              Compact

              $120

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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