Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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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

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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.
 

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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W610:$97.99
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W610:1s
              DSC-W620:2s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $93

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107 - $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $103

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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