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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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
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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 $89.99 vs $144.95
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W530:$144.95
              DSC-W620:$89.99
              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 CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $119

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Kodak EasyShare M532

              Compact

              $141

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $404

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $182

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Compact

              $199

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier

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