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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
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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 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 Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
3D Captures 3D images
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 much less shutter lag
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$121

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$103

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$134 - $148

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Compact

$152

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Heavier
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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Ultra compact

$366

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly wider aperture

appearance

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discussion

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