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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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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recommendations

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-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

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

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$160

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

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-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $130

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

Sony Cybershot W560

Compact

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S6000

Nikon Coolpix S6000

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$86 - $98

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6

Travel zoom

$254

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78 - $80

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Thickness Much thicker
Weight Slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$495

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom More zoom
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

Digicam

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture

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