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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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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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)
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
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 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-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$130

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
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 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
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

Sony Cybershot W510

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$180

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix F5

Panasonic Lumix F5

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$103

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$150

Image stabilization Image stabilization
3D Takes 3D photos
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
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

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

appearance

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discussion

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