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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W530

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
26 mm vs 33 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Size
Much smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 93×56×24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W530's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
113 g vs 167 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-S950

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Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Sony DSC-S950 vs the Sony DSC-W530.
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-W53093×52×19 mm
              DSC-S95093×56×24 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-W5300.8"
              DSC-S9500.9"
              Weight Very light Help
              DSC-W530113 g
              DSC-S950167 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

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