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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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
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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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W610:$92.31
              DSC-W620:$89.99
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-W610:1 fps
              DSC-W620:1.1 fps
              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

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Compact

              $79

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $114

              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $350 - $448

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Samsung GX-10

              Samsung GX-10

              Entry-level DSLR

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $137

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $404

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

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