Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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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
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
Size
Smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 98×56×20 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$115.98 vs $159.97
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W610113 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6100.7"
              DSC-W6200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W610$159.97
              DSC-W620$115.98
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W6101s
              DSC-W6202s
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              DSC-W6104.0 cm
              DSC-W6205.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-W6101 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              DSC-W620720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-W6104x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $145

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              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

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $154

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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