Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Super compact (98×56×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
Size
Smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 98×56×20 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
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$119.99 vs $157.06
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W610113 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6100.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W6101s
              DSC-W6202s
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-W6101 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W620720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-W6104x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $60 - $98

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Samsung ES70

              Samsung ES70

              Compact

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Size Is slightly larger
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $228

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $177

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              $521

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Digicam

              $812

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $121

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

              Compact

              $127

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Compact

              $104

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier

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