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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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-W610.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W610's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 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 93x52x19 mm vs 98x56x20 mm
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Around 20% 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
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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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-W610:93x52x19 mm
DSC-W620:98x56x20 mm
Weight Light weight Help
DSC-W610:113 g
DSC-W620:116 g
Thickness Thin Help
DSC-W610:0.7"
DSC-W620:0.8"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
DSC-W610:1s
DSC-W620:2s
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DSC-W610:1 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-W610:480p @ 30fps
DSC-W620:720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DSC-W610:4x
DSC-W620:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $98

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Compact

$270

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$119

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $130

Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$90

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

Sony Cybershot W520

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Samsung PL210

Samsung PL210

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Weight Heavier
Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Travel zoom

$138

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

Sony Cybershot W580

Compact

$108

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

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