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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
480 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
 
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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 Slightly 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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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"
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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 significantly less shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$98 - $170

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
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
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

$87

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $130

Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $130

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Size Larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$188 - $198

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Ultra compact

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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$99

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$109

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Compact

$100

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Shorter battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132

Travel zoom

$110

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Aperture Much wider aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$347

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

appearance

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discussion

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