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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 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
Lowest price Cheaper $86.99 vs $174.01
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (2x less)
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recommendations

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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
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              $94

              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $73

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $187

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $127 - $133

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $115

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $91 - $110

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $138 - $250

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $189

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive

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