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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
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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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
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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"
        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-W330

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Ultra compact

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        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 Cybershot DSC-W650

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Compact

        $270

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Has slightly 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 Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $169

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Samsung PL120

        Samsung PL120

        Ultra compact

        $99

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $250

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $97

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

        Compact

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Larger screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        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 Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Compact

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

        Sony Cybershot W580

        Compact

        $141

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Weight Slightly heavier

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