Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Sony Cybershot W530

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g

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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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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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
Cheaper
$119.99 vs $173.00
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W53092x52x19 mm
              DSC-W62098x56x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W530113 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-W5301 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              DSC-W530480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W620720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-W5304x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $154

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot W530 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $243

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $790 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Compact

              $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $123

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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