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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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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"
        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-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-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

        Sony Cybershot W520

        Compact

        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

        Compact

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

        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

        $180 - $249

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

        Sony Cybershot W560

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Ultra compact

        $260

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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