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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
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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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 55

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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-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Compact

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
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 Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$180

Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$130

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 Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$98 - $108

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Travel zoom

$177

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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